- Tuition from leading experts.
- Seminars and lectures given by leaders in healthcare from around the world.
- A multi-faculty environment providing interprofessional learning.
This programme aims to build on practitioners’ neuroscience practice experience and equip practitioners engaged in advanced neuroscience practice with the critical thinking skills to evaluate issues related to neuroscience services, policy and clinical practice. The programme provides opportunities for students to acquire the requisite knowledge and expertise to meet the challenges encountered and opportunities presented by ever-expanding role responsibilities in practice within a neuroscience care setting. The programme also provides opportunities for students to develop a critical understanding of the theoretical and evidence-based underpinnings of specialist practice, health policy, health economics and ethical and legal challenges facing practitioners functioning at an advanced level within a neuroscience care arena. It also allows students to develop skills of critical reflection, and understand the political context of healthcare and how it influences practice.
It is a suitable programme for practitioners from a wide variety of neuroscience care areas, for example: neurological and neurosurgical units; intensive care units; stroke units; spinal injuries units; neurological rehabilitation departments; primary long-term care settings for people with neurological problems. Students undertake core modules in neuroscience care, evidence-based practice and healthcare research. In addition students select options from a range of areas including:
- Advanced assessment skills
- Prescribing (for eligible practitioners)
- Teaching and learning
- Professional development and organisational change
- Health policy and NHS reform
- Critical care
- Long-term conditions and case management
Other options from our BSc programme may also be available. Students who have already studied clinically focused modules at undergraduate or graduate level at King’s may be able to incorporate this study into the programme, subject to certain limits, provided that the credits have not already contributed to an award. Modules studied elsewhere may be incorporated through accreditation of prior certificated learning (subject to a successful accreditation claim).
Students progressing to the MSc undertake a substantial research or service development project relevant to their own area of practice.
Programme format and assessment
The majority of assessment is by coursework; some courses are also assessed by one examination.