Neurophysiotherapy: Evidence for Rehabilitation and Practice

  • 45 hours
  • 6 days, plus independent study to prepare for exam (if applicable)


This six-day course for physiotherapists provides an overview of the current evidence base for rehabilitation intervention for neurological injuries and conditions

This course is run by UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health (ICH).

Course content

You'll learn about physiotherapeutic treatment approaches for a range of neurological injuries and conditions, from acute to chronic and mild to severe, in the context of the current evidence base.

The course involves critical review and analysis of approaches to treatment intervention.

You'll also explore clinical reasoning and management.

You'll be encouraged to reflect critically on your own practice and scope of practice and actively participate in discussions, debate and workshops.

Who this course is for

You'll need to be a qualified physiotherapist, with a degree in physiotherapy at least equivalent to a lower second class Bachelor’s degree.

Teaching, structure and assessment

You'll attend face-to-face lectures, workshops and seminars by experts in the field.

Using a virtual learning platform (Moodle) you'll be able to:

  • watch recorded lectures
  • access online activities, including video analysis of clinical manifestations of neurological disorders
  • communicate with tutors and other students
  • take assessment and quizzes
  • receive feedback

You can take this course as either:

  • a standalone short course for CPD purposes 
  • a 'taster module' that allows you to earn UCL credits

Find out more about the difference between physiotherapy short courses and taster modules on the ICH website.

The taster module is assessed by a three-hour unseen written examination.


The fees are:

  • £800 - short course
  • £850 - taster module

Learning outcomes

By the end of this course you should be able to:

  • demonstrate advanced theoretical clinical reasoning skills in the assessment and management of selected neurological injuries and conditions, in the context of the evolving evidence base and within a solid clinical reasoning framework
  • critically justify strategies and techniques for neurorehabilitation treatment in a selection of clinical presentations which may cover acute, sub-acute or chronic time phases, and across a range of conditions
  • evaluate the influence of psychosocial factors and justify appropriate management approaches that could be used both during rehabilitation and return to home/family/work/community roles
  • critically reflect on your scope of practice and role within the multi-disciplinary team in the management pathways of children and/or adults with selected neurological injuries and conditions

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Course information last modified: 22 Feb 2019, 11:57