Taught course

Cognitive Rehabilitation

Institution
University of Westminster · Psychology
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

The course is open to graduates from psychology, life sciences, or allied health professions and you should be able to 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.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The Cognitive Rehabilitation MSc is an exciting new course that reflects the growing emphasis that is being placed on developing strategies and techniques to support individuals who have specific cognitive difficulties associated with healthy ageing, degenerative conditions, pathology or injury; for example individuals with dementia, multiple sclerosis, stroke, hydrocephalus or head injury.

The course is taught in central London by lecturers and external speakers with a wealth of clinical and theoretical knowledge. It will appeal to new graduates in Psychology and the Life Sciences, occupational therapists, speech therapists, nurses, doctors and mature students who may be interested in changing professions.

You will learn about the cognitive processes that underlie perception, memory, attention and executive function and the variety of clinical disorders that have distinct effects on cognitive processes. You will also learn about the consequences of injuries to specific regions of the brain, cognitive changes associated with development through the lifespan and the impact of emotional, behavioural, social and psychological functioning.

The course will focus on recent theoretical approaches to individualised holistic care based on cognitive assessment, realistic goal setting and the design and evaluation of evidence-based interventions that may help with restoration or compensation. You can choose a work experience module or select a more in-depth independent research project.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries
Email
course-enquiries@westminster.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)207 911 5000