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

UCAS code(s)


Start date

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Course outline and modules

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
  • Uses of Long-term EEG

Module outcomes

Knowledge and understanding:

  • EEG on the intensive care unit: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the pathophysiology and management of patients with altered mental status, and clinical uses of continuous EEG monitoring in intensive care units.
  • Paediatric EEG: Demonstrate the ability to critically appraise the pathophysiology, clinical presentation and electroencephalographic findings in paediatric epileptic syndromes and paediatric metabolic manifestations on the central nervous system.
  • Long-term EEG: Critically analyse the clinical applications of ambulatory recordings and video-telemetry in adult and childhood seizure disorders. Apply integrative understanding of normal and abnormal sleep and its assessment.

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.


  • Credit value: 15 masters level credits
  • Mode of delivery: Distance learning
  • Course type: Standalone module
  • Start date: September
  • Application deadline: 23 August 2024
  • 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.

Entry requirements

  • Entry requirements: Candidates should be employed in clinical neurophysiology departments or related services. Knowledge of basic EEG and a minimum of 6 months of experience using the technique are essential requirements. 

Learning, teaching, and assessment

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


  • Fees: £650 per 10 credits.

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.

Speak to our Admissions Team

If you have any questions about the application process please get in touch with our postgraduate admissions team:


Call: 0121 204 3200 (Please note this line is open Monday-Friday between 09.30am-4.30pm BST)

Please click here for guidance on completing the postgraduate application.