Nerve Conduction and Evoked Potentials - standalone module

This course is for you if you are looking to develop your knowledge in the clinical practice of neurophysiology and specifically in the area of electroneuromyography. You will explore the theory and common applications of nerve conduction studies, electromyography and evoked potential measurements.

Course type
Online / distance learning

Course format

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20 weeks

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Course outline and modules

This module will introduce you to the underlying theory of carrying out nerve conduction studies, evoked potentials and your role in clinical practice. It will enhance your understanding of relevant physiology, how different assessments are used to arrive at a differential diagnosis and build critical thinking.

Following successful completion of this module, you will be able to:

  • Apply integrative understanding of the applied anatomy and physiology of the peripheral nervous system.
  • Critically reflect in the procedures and requirements for the recording of high-quality evoked potentials and electroneurographic signals.
  • Interpret and synthesize the results of evoked potentials and nerve conduction studies according to the clinical presentation.
  • Analyse and interpret electromyography results in diseases of the peripheral nerves and skeletal muscle.


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

Entry requirements

  • Entry requirements: Candidates should be employed in clinical neurophysiology departments or related services. A minimum of 6 months of experience using the technique is essential. 

Learning, teaching, and assessment

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 coursework submitted throughout the course. It will take the form of a poster submission & presentation and a written assignment.


Teaching staff

Dr Andrew Lawley
Clinical Neurophysiology, Birmingham Children's Hospital NHS Foundation
Peter Bill
Clinical Neurophysiology, Birmingham Children's Hospital NHS Foundation
Dr Valia Rodriguez-Rodriguez
Lecturer in Neurophysiology 
Medical Doctor. Specialist in Clinical Neurophysiology



Fees (2024/25): £650 per 10 credits.

Career prospects

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.

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.

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. 

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