Supporting people with long-term neurological conditions

20 M level (level 7) credits

This Masters-level module has been developed with Oxford Brookes University and is aimed at health and social care professionals working with or interested in supporting people with long-term neurological conditions, including motor neurone disease, multiple sclerosis or Parkinson's.

The aim of this online module is to enable participants to enhance practice in this area by developing their knowledge and ability to work in partnership with individuals, their families and carers, who are experiencing the impact of a neurological condition.

Participants have the opportunity to centre their attention on the neurological condition they focus on in their practice. Current research into the management of people with long-term neurological conditions will be critically evaluated with a quest for best practice.

The course is made up of seven units covering:

  • examination of what a long term neurological condition is
  • key frameworks and government directives such as introduction to National Service Frameworks and NICE guidelines
  • features of the individual that are not part of a health condition, such as personality, coping strategies, cultural or group belonging, attitudes and beliefs around illness, independence and family
  • research priorities for long term neurological conditions.

There is scope for each participant to select a path of learning that is of particular interest and relevance to them and their current professional environment.

Each participant will come from a different working environment, will have their own specific expectations, and will bring along their own unique professional experience.

This module runs from January-June.

It can be taken as a standalone course and can be credited towards the MSc/PGDip in Rehabilitation at Oxford Brookes.

Email Carol Forde-Johnston, module leader, for more information. Alternatively, call 01865 482600.

For further information and support contact our MND Connect helpline

mndconnect 0808 802 6262