Neurologic Emergencies - NU3092 - 20 credits at level 6 Short Course

Neurologic Emergencies - NU3092 - 20 credits at level 6 Short Course

This new module - part of a named two module award specifically for neurosciences - will prepare you for dealing with potential life-threatening neurologic emergencies. You'll be taught by experienced staff with a clinical knowledge base focused on neurologic emergencies, enhancing your specialist knowledge and skills to develop competency in caring for these patients.

This 20 credit level 6 module is part of the Advanced Certificate Acute and Ongoing Care (Neurosciences) or can be used as part of the BSc (Hons) Professional Practice. It may also be used for CPD purposes.

Entry and Admissions

Award Type:

Short Course

Ancillary Award:



Short Course / CPD

Study Mode:

Part time

Delivery Method:


Course Length:

The module runs on 9 days (45 hours) between October and March.

Partner Colleges:

No Partner College

Start Date:

Not running in 2016/17

Entry Requirements:

Qualified at least 18 months and students must be working in a clinical environment relevant to the module content.

Course Content

Course Outline:

Neurologic emergencies may be potentially life threatening therefore the practitioner must be able to recognise such emergencies and take appropriate actions.

The aim of this module is to focus on enhancing specialist knowledge and skills to develop competency in caring for patients with neurologic emergencies.

Who is this module for:

You may encounter a patient with a neurologic emergency in almost any setting -

  • acute environment
  • neurosurgical or neuromedical or neurorehabilitation ward, or in a critical care setting
  • acute stroke unit or a medical ward
  • the emergency department or as a paramedic - this module is flexible enough for you to meet you needs to care for and manage patients with neurologic emergencies

Programme Outline
  • Enhancing neuroscience practice
  • Assessment and management of neurologic emergencies
  • Acute infections of the nervous system
  • Acute neuromedical disorders
  • Cerebral trauma
  • Raised intracranial pressure
  • Cerebrovascular disorders
  • Seizure activity
  • Ethical and legal issues
  • Neuroendocrine dysfunction
  • Spinal emergencies

Learning Environment & Assessment:

Blended learning with key lectures; some e-learn activity; directed study, workbooks and student led-seminars; the teaching and learning strategy will also include in-class/ online quizzes, learning packages and reflections in and on practice. The student will maintain a portfolio of learning and development demonstrating evidence of learning, reflection and personal development.

The module will be supported by a virtual learning environment – students will engage with this to access learning materials, supporting directed reading and study, perhaps access to blogs and chat rooms. The students will be encouraged to explore the web to identify appropriate learning materials/sites in order to assist learners to access pertinent information for their practice.

This module is assessed by a 4000 word portfolio - patchwork text assessment.

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We aim to create the perfect blend of knowledge, practical experience and relevance to equip UCLan graduates with the confidence and skills they need to get ahead in the world of work.

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Fees & Funding

For details of the standard fee for UK/EU students studying this course please contact the College of Health and Wellbeing.

Part time fee of £760 per 20 credit module

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying for this course, our comprehensive How to Apply pages will guide you through the process. Here at UCLan, our aim is to encourage you to develop your potential and we offer a flexible approach to admissions, which reflects our commitment to all those who would benefit from our courses.

Post-registration Recruitment
NHS Contracts Unit
College of Health & Wellbeing
University of Central Lancashire
01772 893836/893839

For further information:

Module information: Sarla Gandhi, Senior Lecturer, 01772 893623

Course information: Lisa Broadley, Lecturer, 01772 895190,

About UCLan

Post-registration Recruitment

College of Health & Wellbeing

University of Central Lancashire,
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1772 89 3836 / 3839