Continuing Professional Development

Acute and Chronic Neurosciences Care and Management

Acute and Chronic Neurosciences Care and Management

Level 7, 30 Credits

Course aim

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

Course length

This course will run over one semester.

Course cost

The cost for this CPD module is £1,150.50.


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

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.


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

Study dates

This course will run in January 2021.

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
CPD award

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

How to apply

Please apply using the online application form selecting Postgraduate Taught from the Level of Entry dropdown.

Further information

Information is available in our CPD for healthcare professionals brochure.

For further information please contact:

LJMU Link Tutor: Lorraine Shaw 

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

T: 0151 231 5829

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.

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