This programme sits within the National Health Service’s vision for the Healthcare Science workforce. It has been designed for individuals already in professional practice who want to advance their skills to enhance the diagnosis and treatment of patients and gain a deeper understanding of their clinical neurophysiology practice area or develop knowledge in new areas.
You will receive an MSc degree after completing the three-year program. However, you can also exit the program after finalising any stage (i.e. the first year or the second year). This strategy enables you to be flexible with your level of commitment at the outset. If you withdraw from the program earlier, you can be awarded a postgraduate certification (PgCert) at the successful completion of the first year or a postgraduate diploma (PgDip) in the case you complete the second year.
The content of most modules is available by distance / blended learning, allowing you flexibility in how you study. Attending sessions in person is encouraged where possible. There are additional study skills sessions arranged in September/October to help prepare students for the course.
Year 1 of this course (PGCert stage) is accredited by the Academy for Healthcare Science (AHCS), and in combination with The Association of Neurophysiological Scientists (ANS) professional exams, is a route to registration. (Any professional exams would be arranged by and undertaken in your local department, not through Aston University).