EEG in Practice

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

Course type

Online / distance learning

Course format

No placements


20 weeks

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Key information, entry requirement and fees

  • Credit value: 20 masters level credits
  • Mode of delivery: Distance learning
  • Course type: Standalone module
  • Start date: October. 
  • Duration: 20 weeks
  • Time commitment: Although this will depend upon the individual, a typical student should expect to spend around 10 hours a week studying throughout the course, equivalent to 200 hours of study in total.
  • Fees: £620 per 10 credits.
  • Entry requirements: None. However, be aware that this is an Advanced EEG practice module; therefore, it is not suitable for individuals without experience in basic, clinical EEG. It requires a good understanding of EEG to complete the module outcomes.  

Course outline and what you will study

This module will enable students to understand the role of EEG in the management of adults and children. It covers two strands of 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.

Learning, teaching, assessment and staff

This course is only 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 are written and delivered by staff at the forefront of Health and Life Sciences teaching and research. 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.

Teaching staff

Dr Valia Rodríguez-Rodríguez

Lecturer in Neurophysiology

Medical Doctor. Specialist in Clinical Neurophysiology

Prof Stefano Seri

Consultant in Clinical Neurophysiology, Birmingham Children's Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Medical Director, Aston Brain Centre
Director of the Aston MRI Research Centre

Your future career prospects

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

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