Clinical Neuroscience & Rehabilitation


Year Three

20 Credits

Neurological diseases (e.g. stroke, Parkinson’s disease) and brain injury are major causes of disability, typically affecting how people move and function. Healthcare provision in the area is dominated by rehabilitation. The field of neuroscience has developed rapidly in recent years and our improved related knowledge should offer hope and promise for individuals affected by neurological disease. However, the challenges of translating promising findings from the neurosciences into real world benefits for individuals has proved difficult and represents a major current and future challenge for research and practice. This module responds directly to this challenge, introducing students to the behavioural (e.g. how movement is affected) and neural (e.g. how the brain adapts) consequences of neurological damage and how an understanding of these can and has led to progress. In doing so, the focus of the module will be on how behaviour and the nervous system is affected by disease or injury and how it responds and adapts as a result of time (e.g. natural recovery, degeneration) and interventions (e.g. specific forms of exercise).


Lab II report : Coursework
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