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MSc Clinical Neurology


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UCL Institute of Neurology
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Full time, one calendar year
Postgraduate
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180
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Medical qualifications (medical degree), at least 2 years postgraduate experience in clinical medicine, registration with the GMC (or equivalent national authority for overseas students), and at least 6 months previous clinical experience in Neurology
UCL Institute of Neurology, London, WC1N 3BG, Greater London, United Kingdom

Students should obtain clinical competence in history taking/examination, diagnosis, investigation and formulation of management plan and therapeutics in common neurological areas/disorders; a working knowledge of the scientific basis of common neurological disorders/areas; awareness of major recent developments in research in these areas of clinical neuroscience; experience in preparing and writing a research dissertation.

The lecture course (September to March) currently includes the following topics:
Genetics of CNS disorders; Brain Metabolism, neurotransmitters & neurodegeneration; Autoimmune Disease and Repair Mechanisms; Peripheral Nerve and Muscle; Neurotransmitters; Epilepsy; Nociception and Pain; Motor Control; Basal ganglia/movement disorders; Hearing, balance, vision and eye-movements; Stroke and head injury; Cognition; Dementia.

Lectures are supported by case presentations, bedside teaching, and research training sessions; a series of seminars on clinical topics, and attendance at clinical activities on site (i.e. teaching rounds, clinical conferences, outpatient clinics). During the latter part of the course students undertake a research project (Jan/Feb onwards), as well as a specialist attachment in a clinical firm (April onwards).

  1. Diseases of the Nervous System: Epilepsy, Pain, Tumours & Infection (15 credits)
  2. Peripheral Nerve, Muscle and Special Senses (15 credits)
  3. Motor Systems & Disease (15 credits)
  4. Higher Functions of the Brain (15 credits)
  5. Practical Neurology (30 credits)
  6. Theoretical Neurology (30 credits)
  7. Research Project (60 credits)

Students will have to obtain 180 MLevel credits to be awarded the MSc degree.

Home/EU Students, Full Time: £6,085
Overseas Students, Full Time: £19,465




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