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Neurological Rehabilitation - A Theoretical Basis - 20 credits (HCT042)

Module leader

Sue Richardson/Dawn Pickering


Shared module for Healthcare Professions

Programme Pathway

Core module for MSc in Neurorehabilitation , optional module for MSc in Occupational Therapy , MSc in Physiotherapy.  This module would be taken in conjunction with HCT 240.

Prior learning

Students must possess a first degree or UK diploma in a Healthcare subject and have at  least 2 years post registration experience and with evidence of continuing professional development in neurological rehabilitation.

Credit rating

20 at M level 

Notional learning time

200 hours 

Contact hours



The aim of this module is to consider the theoretical basis to neurorehabilitation of adults or children, based on current theories of neuroscience and understanding of neuropathology. Both social and medical models of disability will be explored. Evidence of current management strategies to rehabilitation of the adult or child, with neurological dysfunction, will be investigated and critically appraised at an advanced level. This will include an appreciation of National Service Frameworks and available clinical guidelines and their implementation in clinical practice. The module will also consider issues of complex measurement in neurorehabilitation and the importance of measuring treatment outcomes including the use of clinical audit tools.