Module Overview

This module will give students an understanding of evidence-based practice and its application to head and spinal cord injury, including epidemiology, pathophysiology, management and outcome of neurotrauma as isolated injuries or in the context of polytrauma.

Learning outcomes

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the pathophysiology of central nervous system (CNS) injuries, including CNS homeostasis, primary and secondary injury mechanisms, and neuroprotection.
  • Explain the management principles of neurotrauma, including the rationale for invasive neuromonitoring, the role of surgery and rehabilitation, and current evidence-based research practices in neurotrauma.
  • Critically evaluate the implications of polytrauma and systemic complications in the management and outcome of CNS trauma.

Module Attendance Required

One day a week – Thursdays 

Module Dates

Semester 2 – 2017/18 dates TBC


  • Short answer examination weighted at 100%

Academics involved in the delivery of this module

  • Professor Antonio Belli

Stand Alone Course

This module can be taken as a standalone course. The module can be taken as assessed or non-assessed. To apply, please contact the Programme Coordinator on +44(0)121 414 2677 or at .

All applications must be received a minimum of one month before the start date of the module.

For further information, please contact the Programme Coordinator.