The Principles of Neuro-Rehabilitation
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Three hours per week for 11 weeks in the autumn term




Continuing Professional Development (CPD)


Coventry University


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This module is designed to provide students with the opportunity to evaluate the contemporary process of neurological rehabilitation and apply theoretical knowledge to their own practice.

Course detail

Students will have the chance to gain an in-depth understanding of a range of rehabilitation theories and the provision of rehabilitation services. The relationships between patient, therapist and organisations will also be considered.

This well established module provides students with the opportunity to engage in teaching and learning from a variety of experts within the neurological field. The module aims to develop students' knowledge and critical thinking skills in order to challenge current practice and embed evidence-based practice into their delivery of care. Students can accommodate the module to their personal clinical interest through choice of their own seminar presentation topics. The module carries academic credit and there is an opportunity to build to a full postgraduate award.

  • The principles of neurorehabilitation.
  • The profession-specific assessment, treatment and evaluation in the context of neuro-rehabilitation.
  • How to assess the evidence base associated with the neuro-rehabilitation process.
  • The holistic interdisciplinary approach to the neuro-rehabilitation process.
  • The relationship between individual professional practice and rehabilitation outcomes.
  • How to evaluate the evidence associated with specific strategies for neuro-rehabilitation.

How will this course be taught

This module will use a variety of teaching and learning methods. Core material will be delivered in interactive lectures and seminar workshops. Peer learning and self-directed learning strategies will be facilitated and encouraged throughout the module. Furthermore, students will be encouraged to use CU-Online to support in-class learning.

Seminars – 33 hours
Self-guided student activity – 167 hours

Total activity – 200 hours

Entry requirements

Applicants must have a professional qualification in Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy or Nursing with eligibility for state registration, along with at least 1500 hours of post-graduate clinical experience of managing neurological patients.

How will this course enhance my career prospects?

This module can contribute to students' professional development by advancing knowledge and skills in the area of neurological rehabilitation. Successful completion of the module can enhance students' employability, allowing them to move into higher positions within the field of neurological physiotherapy, with the potential to influence clinical practice and service delivery.

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