Course Structure and Assessment

Course Aims

To provide high quality distance learning provision in Clinical Neurology for qualified medical graduates from the UK, Europe and outside the European Union.
The overall aim is to improve the practice of clinical neurology and to provide an up to date scientific underpinning for clinicians who would otherwise not be able to access UCL degrees.

Course Content

The Diploma in Clinical Neurology via distance learning is a unique course with an online programme comprising more than 400 sessions covering a comprehensive range of neurological topics, designed by experts in the field. Sessions cover wide variety of neurological aspects, and including sessions on neurosurgery, neurophysiology, neuropathology. The text is accompanied by interactive multimedia features such as videos, interactive graphs and tables, as well as clinical graphics and line drawings.

Course Structure

All students undertake eight core modules, each with a credit value of 15 ( amounting to a total value of 120 credits). Upon starting the course you will complete the module Introduction to Neurology which is not assessed, but is necessary in order to undertake the core modules. Upon successfully completing the Diploma, you will be allowed to take an extra module on Research Training and Statistics (please note that this module has no credit value and would be for your interest only).

The core modules are:

  • Stroke, Epilepsy and Rehabilitation - Basic (CLNEG041)
  • Neurodegenerative, Infectious and Inflammatory Diseases of the Nervous System - Basic (CLNEG037)
  • Neurology and Neurosurgery - Basic (CLNEG036)
  • Common Problems in Neurological Practice - Basic (CLNEG038)
  • Stroke, Epilepsy and Rehabilitation - Advanced (CLNEG043)
  • Neurodegenerative, Infectious and Inflammatory Diseases of the Nervous System - Advanced (CLNEG040)
  • Neurology and Neurosurgery - Advanced (CLNEG035)
  • Common Problems in Neurological Practice - Advanced (CLNEG039)
Assessment
Module Title
Credit Assessment type
Stroke, Epilepsy and Rehabilitation - Basic 15

MCQ (Single Best Answer)

Tutor Assessment

Neurodegenerative, Infectious and Inflammatory Diseases of the Nervous System - Basic  15

MCQ (Single Best Answer)

Tutor Assessment

Neurology and Neurosurgery - Basic  15

MCQ (Single Best Answer)

Tutor Assessment

Common Problems in Neurological Practice - Basic  15

MCQ (Single Best Answer)

Tutor Assessment

Stroke, Epilepsy and Rehabilitation - Advanced  15

MCQ (Single Best Answer)

Structured case review

Tutor Assessment

Neurodegenerative, Infectious and Inflammatory Diseases of the Nervous System - Advanced  15

MCQ (Single Best Answer)

Structured case review

Tutor Assessment

Neurology and Neurosurgery - Advanced  15

MCQ (Single Best Answer)

Structured case review

Tutor Assessment

Common Problems in Neurological Practice - Advanced  15

MCQ (Single Best Answer)

Structured case review

Tutor Assessment

Learning Objectives

The Diploma offers a working knowledge of the scientific basis of common neurological disorders/areas and awareness of major recent research developments in this field. Those taking the course will be encouraged to examine evidence critically and to gain a knowledge of the statistical basis of the subject.

Examinations

Examinations (MCQ) will be taken in a UCL approved centre for those students who live outside the UK. For students who live inside the UK they will be expected to sit examinations at UCL. Any fees incurred for sitting exams in UCL approved centres will be met by the student. These will typically be £80 per exam (8 exams in total). Structured case reviews will be assessed via Skype.