The focus on professional learning is supported with a work experience module that offers you the opportunity to gain valuable experience in a clinical setting. An independent research project provides you with a chance to develop their interests in a specific area of interest with the supervision of a member of staff with relevant clinical, academic and research expertise.
The course is open to graduates from psychology, life sciences, or allied health professions. Your application will be considered if you can demonstrate necessary experience or knowledge in essential biology, psychology or health. In addition to a fundamental understanding of basic neuroscience, you will also require some research skills, including some experience of experimental design, statistical analysis and report writing. You will need fluent written and spoken English to study at Postgraduate level. If your first language is not English, you will need an IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent.
The University offers pre-sessional Summer programmes if you need to improve your English before starting your course.
Cognitive rehabilitation is a rapidly emerging field that integrates research and clinical practice within the field of cognitive neuropsychology and neuroscience and applies it to the development and evaluation of evidencebased assessment and intervention.
This course has been carefully designed to provide graduates from psychology, the life sciences and allied health professions with the theoretical knowledge and practical experience to develop their clinical skills, academic rigor and research expertise. The interdisciplinary nature of the course will provide you with a strong background in brain anatomy and function, clinical neuroscience, cognitive neuropsychology and cognitive rehabilitation ensuring that you have training and practice in assessment, targeted rehabilitation and the ethical and professional aspects of working in a clinical setting.
Cognitive Rehabilitation Interventions
Data Handling for Applied Psychology
Physiology and Anatomy of the Brain
Principles of Cognitive Rehabilitation
Research Project with Portfolio
This course is particularly suited to pursuing a career in a clinical setting, preparation for further psychology training (eg clinical psychology) or clinical research or meeting the requirements for appointment or promotion with certain employers. The course also develops generic higher education and career management skills that would be of use in a wide range of careers.
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