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CPD Acute and Chronic Neurosciences Care and Management

Level 7 (postgraduate), 30 Credits

Start dates
September, January
Course length
15 weeks FullTime
City campus

Course cost

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Course aim

This programme will allow you to further develop skills and knowledge in the care and management of the neurological patient.

Course content

Course under review

The following topics will be addressed during the programme:

  • Introduction to neurosciences
  • Introduction to Canvas, Library, academic writing
  • Neurologic conditions: movement disorders and MND; subarachnoid haemorrhage; epilepsy; MS; hydrocephalus and CSF
  • Neurosurgical conditions: spinal cord injury and conditions; head injuries/trauma
  • Neuro-modulation and neuropathic pain
  • Head injuries
  • Brain and CNS tumours
  • Ethical principles in neurology
  • Mental health and brain injury
  • Pharmacology
  • Neuropsychology and cognition
  • Patient/family story

These sessions will be supplemented by LJMU teaching sessions including introduction to the use of library services, assignment writing skills and introduction to Canvas online learning system.

Teaching and learning

This course will be delivered in the Education Centre at The Sid Watkins Building, students are expected to attend all taught sessions.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

  • Alternative qualifications considered

    You will need:

    • BA/BSc (Hons) in relevant field (2.2 or above) or evidence of potential to study at masters level
    • Registration as a health professional (nursing or allied health)
    • Organisational support and support of line manager - this is confirmed by the employing organisation
  • Relevant work experience

    In order to be considered for this course, you must have a minimum of 12 months experience and evidence of professional development.

How to apply

To apply for this programme, you are required to complete an LJMU CPD application form. You will need to provide details of your qualifications and curent employment.

Initial application should be made to Joseph Towell. Successful applicants to the course will be enrolled to LJMU on the first day of the course.


You will be assessed via an anatomy and physiology examination and case study.

CPD award

This CPD is standalone and is not within a wider award framework.

The University may make changes to a programme of study or module where such changes are deemed to be beneficial to students, are minor in nature and unlikely to impact negatively upon students or become necessary due to circumstances beyond the control of the University.

Further guidance on programme changes.