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EEG in Neurophysiological Practice

Nerve conduction

  Key facts:
  • 20 masters level credits 
  • Distance learning
  • Standalone module

This course is for you if you are looking to develop a broad understanding of the role of EEG in the management of adults and children.

  • Entry requirements: You must be working as a Clinician in the field of Neurophysiology. Please also note that this is an Advanced EEG practice module and cannot be used as an entry level module. It requires a good understanding of EEG to successfully complete the module outcomes. Hence it is compulsory that applicants have a minimum of 6-months, preferably longer in practice within a Neurophysiology department prior to starting the module with exposure to these investigations.
  • Credit value: 20 masters level credits
  • Mode of delivery: Distance learning
  • Course type: Standalone module
  • Start date: October
  • Number of places available: Up to 10 students 
  • Start date: October 
  • Duration: 20 weeks
  • Time commitment: Although this will depend upon the individual, you a typical student is can expect to spend around 10 hours a week studying throughout the duration of the course, equivalent to 200 hours of study in total.

How to apply

  • Applications are currently open for our next intake.

Please note that this is an entirely distance learning module with no on campus provision. For local practitioners who wish to attend lectures and practical classes in person, please contact Neurosensory sciences administration team  (lhspgn@aston.ac.uk) to ask whether there is space on the PgDip Neurophysiology version of the module "EEG in practice" (NS2EE1). Please note, however, that "EEG in practice" is assessed on campus by a mixture of exams, coursework and presentations and that due to lab capacity restrictions, spaces may not always be available.

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This module will enable students to understand the role of EEG in the management of adults and children,

This module will cover two strands in neurophysiology practice

  • EEG on the intensive care unit
  • Paediatric EEG

Module outcomes

Knowledge and understanding:

  • EEG on the intensive care unit: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the pathophysiology and management of the unconscious patient in the intensive care unit, and clinical uses of  long-term monitoring in the unconscious patient.
  • Paediatric EEG: Demonstrate the ability to critically appraise the pathophysiology, clinical presentation and electrocephalographic findings in paediatric epileptic syndromes and paediatric metabolic manifestations on the central nervous system.

Intellectual skills:

  • Decision making.
  • Ability to draw on technical information and research evidence to inform clinical practice.
  • Clinical reasoning
  • Critical thinking

Transferable skills:

  • Effective retrieval and organisation of information. 
  • Decision making skills 
  • Problem solving skills 
  • Independent study 
  • Interpersonal communication 
  • Knowledge acquisition

This course is delivered via distance learning. You will access learning materials for general study, revision and assessment via our virtual learning environment, Blackboard. This platform allows you to access a comprehensive range of study materials, scientific journals, e-journals, databases and much more.

Assessment is by two pieces of coursework submitted throughout the course.

Our courses offer you the opportunity to enhance your knowledge and skills in order to develop your career. In addition, our ethos is to equip you to make a real difference in your field.

This course will provide the neurophysiology workforce with the ability to meet specific workforce needs in nerve conduction and evoked potentials.

Our courses are written and delivered by staff at the forefront of Life and Health Sciences teaching and research. Many members of staff practise / have practised professionally. In the recent Teaching Excellence Framework assessment, Aston University was awarded Gold, the highest award possible. In addition, our courses are regularly reviewed by relevant professional experts.

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