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Medical Physiology (Neuroscience) BSc Honours

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Code
B141
Start
October 2018
Duration
3 years full-time
Attendance
Full-time
Fees
£9,250 (UK/EU) *
£13,000 (INT) *
Course leader
Babis Magoulas

Neuroscience is concerned with investigations of the central and peripheral nervous system. This specialist degree prepares you for a rewarding research career in human neurosciences, investigating pathological conditions such as stroke, multiple sclerosis and epilepsy.

Why study BSc Medical Physiology (Neuroscience) at Middlesex University?

The research conducted by medical physiologists informs healthcare scientists in the diagnosis and treatment of the full spectrum of neurological conditions. You will graduate from our degree armed with expert knowledge of normal and abnormal physiology and the skills to carry out a range of investigative techniques in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of human disease.

Please note: this programme will not lead to a qualification as a Healthcare Scientist (Cardiac Physiologist/Neuro Physiologist). For further information please follow the links below:

Course Highlights

  • You will work with ECG machines, EMG (nerve and muscle testing), EEG, audiology (brain-stem potentials), stress and fitness testing in our bespoke science centre
  • We are at the cutting-edge of research findings that impact on how disease is diagnosed and we encourage our students to enhance their reports with new research
  • We provide excellence in teaching, ensuring you receive a first-class learning experience, with high levels of tutor support, including lab help by specialist technicians
  • Our supportive tutors will help to guide you towards research tailored to your interests and you can tailor your learning towards your career aspirations through our unique independent learning module in the final year
  • Our specialist skills lab for multi-disciplinary clinical physiology is run by professional practitioners and is available for both taught lectures and independent research
  • As a student of this course you'll receive a free electronic textbook for every module.

What will you study on the BSc Medical Physiology (Neuroscience)?

Modules

  • Year 1

    • Healthcare Science 1 (30 credits) - Compulsory

      The module introduces the scientific basis of healthcare science and aims to provide you with a solid foundation upon which to build the knowledge and skills required to work as a Healthcare Science Practitioner.

    • Healthcare Science 2 (15 credits) - Compulsory

      The module aims to provide you with a basic knowledge and understanding of the scientific basis related to healthcare science and with a solid foundation upon which to build the knowledge and skills required to work as a Healthcare Science Practitioner.

    • Physiological Sciences 1 (15 credits) - Compulsory

      This module aims to introduce the physical and mathematical principles that underpin the concepts of instrumentation used in the Neurosensory Sciences and measurements.

    • Physiological Sciences 2 (30 credits) - Compulsory

      The module provides the basic theory and practice of neurosensory sciences.

    • Professional Practice (30 credits) - Compulsory

      The module provides an insight into the organisation and roles of the health and social services in providing patient-centred care. You will understand the roles and responsibilities of a Healthcare Science Practitioner and, in addition, you will develop your communication, study and teamworking skills.

  • Year 2

    • Clinical Neurophysiology (30 credits) - Compulsory

      This module aims provide a solid foundation in neurophysiological recording systems, theory and practice of electroencephalography EEG and visual evoked potentials VEP.

    • Medical Instrumentation and Imaging (15 credits) - Compulsory

      This module aims to provide you with knowledge and understanding of principles and properties of measurement techniques used in carrying out physiological measurements.

    • Neurological Conditions (45 credits) - Compulsory

      This module provides you with an insight into common neurological conditions and their aetiology, pathological processes, relevant investigations and medical, surgical and palliative treatments. In addition, the module aims to provide the framework for understanding different types of diseases, which are rare, and which you may encounter in practice or in your studies.

  • Year 3

    • Applied Clinical Neurophysiology 1 (30 credits) - Compulsory

      This module aims to provide you with an understanding of the biological basis of EEG and pathological processes and the role of EEG in their investigations. The module will also support and develop the work-based training by providing a description of normal and abnormal EEG.

    • Applied Clinical Neurophysiology 2 (30 credits) - Compulsory

      This module aims to further deepen your understanding of neurophysiological recording systems, theory and practice of electroencephalography EEG and visual evoked potentials VEP. The module will also support and develop the work-based training by providing a description of normal and abnormal EEG. The module also provides an overview of other investigative procedures used in clinical practice.

    • Dissertation (30 credits) – Compulsory

      This module will build on the skills you have acquired when undertaking previous research modules, and from the knowledge gained throughout the programme. Further development of analysis, critical thinking and scientific literary style will be promoted. You will be enabled to pursue areas of individual interest in the subject area appropriate to your target award and will have the opportunity of gaining increased theoretical and practical knowledge in a chosen specialist field. Individual research experience will be gained in an area that may provide future employment opportunities. Personal responsibility for your own learning through self-directed study and supervised preparation will be fostered. This is an integral part of the degree programme, furthering the development of skills in critical analysis and reflection.

    • Negotiating Learning (30 credits) – Compulsory

      This module gives you the opportunity to study topics related to neuroscience and/or to gain relevant work experience to enhance your employability. You will explore and critically discuss your chosen topics or work placement and demonstrate the learning gained, as well as the development of your knowledge and skills. The learning will be located within the university or work placement.

You can find more information about this course in the programme specification. Module and programme information is indivative and may be subject to change.

  1. Overview
  2. Teaching and learning
  3. Assessment and feedback
  1. UK & EU
  2. International
  3. How to apply
  1. UK & EU
  2. International

How can the BSc Medical Physiology (Neuroscience) support your career?

Upon graduation, you can choose to continue your studies at postgraduate level by taking a diploma, Masters or PhD. Previous graduates have undertaken further studies for a career in the NHS as a clinical physiologist, healthcare scientist, physiotherapist, nurse or medical doctor. Fast-track training programmes are also available for many NHS professions.

You could also continue straight into employment in a variety of areas within research, academia and teaching (within a school, college or university); science communications (journalism or publishing); and scientific sales and marketing (specialising in diagnostic equipment).

Other courses

Neuroscience BSc (Hons)

Start: October 2018, EU/International induction: September 2018

Duration: 3 years full-time, 4 years with a placement, Usually 6 years part-time

Code: B14A

Psychology with Neuroscience BSc Honours

Start: September 2018

Duration: 3 years full-time, 4 years with work placement, Usually 5 years part-time

Code: C832

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