Neurological Rehabilitation and Care (Online Learning) PgCert
This cutting-edge new programme will equip registered nurses working in neurological rehabilitation with the resources and skills to develop person-centred, partnership focussed, practice in the area of neurological care and rehabilitation of adults.
Central to the programme is a truly holistic care-based approach, where we focus on the emotional, physical, cognitive, mental well- being and social needs of the individual, as well as those of their families and carers.
We work with international clinical partners in the field with an interdisciplinary approach that focuses on the mind and the body. In addition, we have a service user group working alongside the academics and students, providing insight, experience and voice, enhancing and informing the programme
Start date: September 2023
Length of study: 12-24 months, part-time
Programme Director: Dr Colin Chandler
Closing dates for applications: 31 July 2023
This exciting new programme has been developed with funding from the RCN Foundation and in partnership with the Charity SameYou.
Every 5 seconds someone in the world will die of a stroke (World Stroke Campaign 2016). In England and Wales, a total of 1 million stroke survivors need post-acute care (Intercollegiate Stroke Working Party 2015). Although the incidence of stroke increases with age, 1 in 4 people that have a stroke is younger than 65 years old.
The purpose of this educational programme is to equip registered nurses working in neurological rehabilitation, through education and reflection on their own practice, with the resources and skills to develop person-centred, partnership focussed, practice in the area of neurological care and rehabilitation of adults. Particular emphasis will be placed on exploring rehabilitation in relation to individuals aged 18 to 40 year olds who have suffered Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) or Stroke, a relatively neglected area in existing programmes.
About the programme
What is a PgCert?
Why study this programme?
Within Nursing Studies we work to make all of our teaching and learning accessible through engagement with the Disability service and reasonable adjustments, and through engagement with the University’s policy on accessibility in the curriculum.
We aim to design programmes that are inclusive, promoting a safe learning environment for students to flourish. Within the School of Health in Social Science, staff have had opportunities through training and through the Programme Directors meetings to engage with the concept of an inclusive curriculum. This is supported by the Dignity and Respect policy and the Equalities Act 2010 which provide a framework for students and staff to understand the requirements and expectations in relation to equality and diversity.
Within the classroom this supports the development of ‘identity safe’ spaces. The development of inclusivity is an ongoing focus within the Teaching and Learning Strategy of the School.