Taught course

Clinical Physiology (Neurophysiology)

Institution
Middlesex University · School of Health and Education
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

We welcome applications from graduates with a good honours degree, or equivalent qualification, in a health or science based subject. Applicants must normally be a clinical physiologyst but those from other healthcare professions (e.g. registered nurse, clinical exercise physiologist, physiotherapist and medical practitioners) are also welcomed. We also consider candidates with other relevant qualifications and individuals with a minimum of three years' work experience in clinical physiology. Those without formal qualifications need to demonstrate relevant work experience and the ability to study at postgraduate level.

Months of entry

October

Course content

Neurophysiologists diagnose and monitor disorders of the brain and nervous system, from epilepsy, strokes, multiple sclerosis, dementia and Parkinson's disease right down to problems with the tiniest nerves. It's an intellectually challenging, practical and rewarding specialism which can bring you into direct contact with the patients you'll be helping. There is currently a shortage of suitably qualified neurophysiologists in the NHS- which is where our course comes in.

Why study MSc Clinical Physiology at Middlesex
Our Biomedical and Biological Science courses have a burgeoning international reputation, due to our world-class research in areas including biomarkers, public health and biomodelling. Neurophysiology course leader Marc Rayan has conducted groundbreaking research into signal analysis, which involves recording and analysing electrical signals from the brain and spinal cord and is expected to make earlier diagnosis of several conditions possible.
Our course will provide you with both in-depth practical experience and comprehensive, up- to-date theoretical knowledge. Our teaching and research facilities surpass those at some UK medical schools and are the perfect place to work on your own research project. We have a specialist clinical physiology laboratory, which houses a wide range of diagnostic equipment and is run by experienced practitioners. As well as attending practical classes in the lab, you'll be able to use it for independent study and research; you'll also have access to specialist journals.
Course highlights
  • Our staff are supportive and hands-on – ever-ready with advice on your studies, they're also known for their strong pastoral care and for going the extra mile for their students. All our teaching staff are involved in research and many are pioneers in their own field.
  • As well as a sound knowledge of how different problems affect the brain and nervous system, and modern diagnostic and research techniques, you'll develop the critical analysis skills needed for literature reviews and an understanding of relevant ethical issues.
  • Our unique leadership and management module will give you additional skills to help you progress up the career ladder. You'll cover leadership and management theory, health and safety, quality control, research and statistical methods.
  • The course will also improve your IT, numeracy, research, communication, teamwork, managerial, presentation and problem-solving skills.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

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