EEG in Neurophysiological Practice

Course overview

  • Course level
    Professional short courses \ CPD
  • Course type
    Online / distance learning
  • Duration
    20 weeks
  • Course options
    No placement
  • School

Entry requirements

  • Entry requirements
    You must be working as a clinician in the field of Neurophysiology with a minimum of 6-months in practise within a Neurophysiology department, see full details below
More information

Key Dates

  • Start date
    October
  • Apply
    Applications for 2020 will open shortly

Course Summary

This course is for you if you are looking to develop a broad understanding of the role of EEG in the management of adults and children.

Key information, entry requirements and fees

Credit value: 20 masters level credits

Mode of delivery: Distance learning

Course type: Standalone module

Number of places available: Up to 10 students 

Start date: October 

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.

Fees: £1,100

Entry requirements: You must be working as a Clinician in the field of Neurophysiology. Please also note that this is an Advanced EEG practice module and cannot be used as an entry level module. It requires a good understanding of EEG to successfully complete the module outcomes. Hence it is compulsory that applicants have a minimum of 6-months, preferably longer in practice within a Neurophysiology department prior to starting the module with exposure to these investigations.

Course outline and what you will study

This module will enable students to understand the role of EEG in the management of adults and children. It covers two strands of neurophysiology practice

  • EEG on the intensive care unit
  • Paediatric EEG.

Module outcomes

Knowledge and understanding:

  • EEG on the intensive care unit: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the pathophysiology and management of the unconscious patient in the intensive care unit, and clinical uses of long-term monitoring in the unconscious patient
  • Paediatric EEG: Demonstrate the ability to critically appraise the pathophysiology, clinical presentation and electrocephalographic findings in paediatric epileptic syndromes and paediatric metabolic manifestations on the central nervous system.

Intellectual skills:

  • Decision making
  • Ability to draw on technical information and research evidence to inform clinical practice
  • Clinical reasoning
  • Critical thinking.

Transferable skills:

  • Effective retrieval and organisation of information
  • Decision making skills 
  • Problem solving skills 
  • Independent study 
  • Interpersonal communication
  • Knowledge acquisition.
Learning, teaching, assessment and staff

This course is only 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 two pieces of coursework submitted throughout the course.

Our courses are written and delivered by staff at the forefront of Life and Health Sciences teaching and research. Many 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.

Teaching staff:

Dr Valia Rodríguez
Lecturer in Neurophysiology
Medical Doctor with specialization in Clinical Neurophysiology

Prof Stefano Seri
Consultant in Clinical Neurophysiology, Birmingham Children's Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Medical Director, Aston Brain Centre
Director of the Aston MRI Research Centre

Your future 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.

This course will provide the neurophysiology workforce with the ability to meet specific workforce needs in nerve conduction and evoked potentials.

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