Taught course

Clinical Physiology (Neurophysiology)

Middlesex University · School of Science and Technology

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


Course content

Neurophysiology is concerned wtih the investigation of function in the central and peripheral nervous system. Clinicians specialising in neurophysiology investigate the function of the nervous system to diagnose and monitor disorders, including epilepsy, strokes, dementia, nerve and muscle dysfunction and multiple sclerosis amongst others.

Our MSc Clinical Physiology (Neurophysiology) degree will provide you with a comprehensive grounding in the fundamental principles and recent advances in the field alongside mechanisms underpinning the major pathological processes. Our students build their knowledge of modern technologies used in diagnostics and research to solve complex problems related to disease investigation required to progress their own research.

You will develop practical skills to carry out experimental research and the critical evaluation and analysis skills required for literature reviews; assessing essential facts, concepts, principles and theories; legal requirements for human experiments and ethical issues relating to research with human subjects and human tissue relevant to your reearch.

  • Skills Lab - we provide students with a designated skills lab for multi-disciplinary clinical physiology run by practitioners. We have ECG machines, EMG (nerve and msucle testing), EEG, audiology (brain-stem potentials), stress and fitness testing all based in our bespoke science centre. The lab will be used as part of the taught sessions but students will be able to use it for independent study and research with the support of specialist technicians.
  • Unique module on 'leadership and management' - provides students with these essential skills that sit alongside clinical requirements which make the difference to career progression from practitioner to chief or principle neurophysiologist. You will be able to understand and apply the principles of leadership and management, health and safety, quality control, research and statistical methods in your professional life.
  • Cutting edge research - the research that is conducted at Middlesex impacts on how diagnostics are implemented in practice. What we teach will guide students into research directions which in the short term will have an impact on the way data is interpreted and diagnostics are implemented.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

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