CPD Acute and Chronic Neurosciences Care and Management

Level 7 (postgraduate), 30 Credits

Start dates

Course length

One semester

Course cost

Course aim

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

Course content

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.

View the February 2021 timetable

Entry requirements

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

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

How to apply

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.

Further information

For further information please contact:



LJMU Link Tutor: Anitra Malin 

Faculty Admissions Team
Faculty of Health
Liverpool John Moores University
79 Tithebarn Street
Liverpool L2 2ER

T: 0151 231 5829
E: Health@ljmu.ac.uk

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