Short courses


Neurophysiotherapy: Evidence for Rehabilitation and Practice

  • 45 hours
  • 6 days, plus independent study for the assessment (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 (GOS 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 in the UK.

Teaching, structure and assessment

This course runs over six days (Tuesday to Tuesday, with no teaching on Saturday or Sunday).

There'll be a combination of face-to-face lectures, workshops and seminars. There’ll also be online learning activities which you’ll need to complete.

Lectures will be recorded and made available via UCL's virtual learning platform (Moodle), along with learning resources. You'll also use this platform to communicate with tutors and other learners, and receive feedback.

You can take this course as either:

  • a standalone short course for CPD purposes (with certificate of attendance)
  • a 'taster module' that allows you to earn UCL credits towards an MSc or diploma

The taster module is assessed by a presentation, online resource and written justification.

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


The fees are:

  • £900 - short course
  • £950 - taster module

How to apply

You can download the application form from the GOS ICH website.

Learning outcomes

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

  • demonstrate advanced theoretical clinical reasoning skills and critical understanding of the evolving evidence base to justify the assessment and management of selected neurological presentations
  • critically justify strategies and techniques for neurorehabilitation treatment in a selection of clinical presentations and reflect on your scope of practice and role within the multi-disciplinary team
  • 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
  • engage confidently in academic and professional communication when presenting complex ideas and concepts

Course information last modified: 11 Jan 2022, 10:32