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Graduate certificate in the care of people with epilepsy/ BSc option rich Programme

Edinburgh Napier University, starting September 2014

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  • This programme is designed for students who wish to develop knowledge and skills in the care of people with epilepsy. The principle aim is to equip you with the necessary knowledge and skills to promote best practice in the management and support of people with epilepsy and their family/ carers.
  • The modules are delivered wholly online, and hence offer greater flexibility to study at a time and place which suits you.
  • You will develop the knowledge and skills to adopt a person centred enabling role and work in partnership with clients/carers and other professionals. The programme acknowledges the diversity of learning needs of professionals working in health, social care and third sector settings. Some modules (such as work-based learning) offer you flexibility in the aspects of epilepsy you study, to enable you to make a choice of topic which suits your area of practice.
  • One of the benefits of studying this programme is the range of learning and teaching opportunities available. Person centred evidence based care underpins the teaching and learning activities. Learning, teaching and assessment methods focus on providing you with engaging and contemporary materials which link theory to practice and encourage you to critically reflect on practice.
  • This programme will only be delivered as a part time option by distance learning. You will complete three compulsory 20 credit modules:

NMS 09147 Diagnosis and management of epilepsy

NMS09146  Management of psychosocial issues in long term conditions

NMS09107 Work based learning

  • The programme is offered over 3 trimesters throughout the academic year.
  • A variety of online teaching strategies including guided reading, online lectures and online discussions will be used within the modules. These activities are designed to enhance the learning experience by encouraging you to engage with the material in a meaningful way.
  • The online modules are designed so that as you progress through the programme you are encouraged to critically reflect and evaluate your practice.  The final work based learning module allows you to explore an area of your practice building on learning gained in previous modules.
  • There are two routes you can take to complete the programme depending on your qualifications:

1.  If you already have a degree qualification you can undertake the graduate certificate in the care of people with epilepsy (level 9 in Scotland, level 6 in the rest of the UK)

2.   If you have a nursing diploma you can enrol on the Nursing Studies Bsc - Option Rich Programme and complete the three 20 credit modules, thus completing a first degree.

  • Fees for 2014/15 for home and European Union students are £1,015.00 in total. 
  • For applications forms please email a.proc@napier.ac.uk
  • If you require further information please contact Fiona MacKinnon, Programme Leader f.mackinnon@napier.ac.uk , Tel 0131 455 5673

London South Bank University – Degree Level Epilepsy Modules (in collaboration with the Epilepsy Society), starting September 2014

The two Epilepsy Care modules can be studied as stand alone courses, or taken as part of a BSc (Hons) Professional Nursing Practice (Neuroscience Care). The courses are degree level units which address the neurobiology, diagnosis, treatment and management of epilepsy.

There are six study days per semester and run on Tuesdays at Epilepsy Society's Chalfont Centre for Epilepsy in Buckinghamshire

Module 1 - Pathophysiology of the Epilepsies: Investigation and Diagnosis (in collaboration with the Epilepsy Society)

Module 2 - Treatment & Management of the Epilepsies (in collaboration with the Epilepsy Society)

For further information about the course contact Siobhan McLernon, course leader on 020 7815 8006 or mclernt@lsbu.ac.uk

King's College LondonMSc Epilepsy (Not running in 2014)

  • September (One year full-time, or two years part-time)
  • Institute of Psychiatry, Denmark Hill, London
  • Epilepsy can affect many aspects of life and the care of people with epilepsy demands a multi-disciplinary approach. King's College London has therefore established the world's first multi-disciplinary degree course on epilepsy.

    This multidisciplinary programme covers topics related to all aspects of human epilepsy, from underlying neurobiological mechanisms to clinical aspects and psycho-social consequences.It consists of four compulsory modules for diploma and one additional research module for the MSc degree.
  • msc.epileptology@kcl.ac.uk, or visit http://www.kcl.ac.uk/prospectus/graduate/epilepsy
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Thursday 26 February 2015 - 16:27

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