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).
- Diseases of the Nervous System: Epilepsy, Pain, Tumours & Infection (15 credits)
- Peripheral Nerve, Muscle and Special Senses (15 credits)
- Motor Systems & Disease (15 credits)
- Higher Functions of the Brain (15 credits)
- Practical Neurology (30 credits)
- Theoretical Neurology (30 credits)
- 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