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The Neuroscience of Human Movement and Dysfunction  (HCT240)

Validated through the School of Healthcare Studies


To explain the functioning of the neuromuscular system in health and disease through molecular, cell, network and system levels using a critical and analytical approach.  To recognise the relevance of current concepts in neuroscience to neurological rehabilitation and  the effect of nervous system disorders on other body systems.

Prior learning

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

Programme Pathway

Core module for MSc Neurorehabilitation, option module for MSc in Occupational Therapy, MSc in Physiotherapy and MSc in Healthcare Science.  Stand alone module for Heathcare Professionals.

Module Leader

Sue Richardson Senior Lecturer - Physiotherapy

Email:    Telephone: +44 (0)29 206 87688


Course Dates 1 April 2011 - 31 March 2012

Autumn - week commencing September 2011

Module code - HCT240

Credits - 30

Level 7

Notional learning time - 300 hours

Contact hours - 72