Key Facts

Module Title: Concepts of Neurological Rehabilitation
Mode of Study:Single module
Contact Details:01782 734551
Faculty: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
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This module can be taken for Master's level credits, as part of a programme or for CPD only

 Module Learning Outcomes/Objectives

  • Critically explore the theories of pathophysiological processes underpinning neurological rehabilitation
  • Explore the biomechanical changes in soft tissues following stroke
  • Evaluate the classification systems for stroke and disease
  • Critically appraise current practice and recent developments in neurological rehabilitation and stroke care and the implications these have for patient management
  • Critically appraise current evidence in relation to neurological rehabilitation
  • Critically evaluate national clinical and management guidelines that impact on neurological rehabilitation 

Module Session Dates

Session dates 24/25 January 2019 & 14/15 February 2019

• To develop knowledge and critical understanding of theory pertinent to neurological rehabilitation
• To develop knowledge and critical analysis of current best practice in neurological rehabilitation
• To facilitate clinical decision making through use of evidence based practice in the management of patients with complex neurological problems

The course is aimed primarily at therapists and other health professionals interested in neurological rehabilitation, considered on an individual basis. Experience or understanding of clinical aspects of neurological rehabilitation would be advantageous. Candidates should normally have a first or second-class honours degree in a relevant professional or academic area. Candidates without degrees may be considered on an individual basis.

Motor learning theory and theories of motor control; Pathophysiological processes following neurological damage; Neuroplasticity; Biomechanical changes in soft tissue; The concepts of spasticity and neuroplasticity; Current developments in acute stroke care; Neuropsychological assessment and rehabilitation; Psychosocial effects of neurological disorder; Evidence base for current interventions; National clinical and management guidelines in the field of neurological rehabilitation.

Teaching Format

Block sessions:  Lectures, seminars and workshops.


4000 word assignment – which links theory to practice.