Short courses


Neurorehabilitation after Stroke

  • 13 hours
  • 4 days


On this four-day course for healthcare professionals you'll learn about the principles of stroke recovery and rehabilitation, including new techniques and ways of evaluating disability.

This course is run by the UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology.

Course content

Lecture topics will include:

  • Goal setting
  • Multidisciplinary assessment
  • Self efficacy and self management
  • Spasticity and use of botox
  • Language/reading

Workshop topics will include:

  • Cognitive rehabilitation
  • Vocational rehabilitation

Who this course is for

This course is for healthcare professionals involved in stroke medicine, including:

  • doctors (all grades)
  • nurses
  • therapists 
  • psychologists
  • scientists

You should have an upper second-class Bachelor's degree or equivalent.

Teaching and structure

Lectures, followed by a tutorial, take place once a week on Wednesdays.

You can take this course as either:

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

Credits can be used towards the postgraduate qualification MSc Clinical Neuroscience: Stroke Medicine at UCL if you enrol within three years. You can find out more about the Master's course, including entry requirements, on the Institute of Neurology's website.

Assessment and certificates

You'll receive a certificate of attendance if you complete the course. 

The short course isn't assessed. If you're taking the course as a taster module you'll need to complete one assessment - a multiple choice questionnaire.

Learning outcomes

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

  • describe the different theories of goal setting
  • describe techniques to involve patients in collaborating in goal setting
  • evaluate currently used cognitive assessments
  • discuss the efficacy of treatments for spatial neglect


The fees are:

  • £750 - short course 
  • £950 - module 

Course team

Professor David Werring

Professor David Werring

David is Professor of Clinical Neurology at UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology, and Honorary Consultant Neurologist at UCLH and The National Hospital, Queen Square. He runs a specialist outpatient service for patients with cerebral small vessel disease and a one-stop intracranial haemorrhage clinic at Queen Square with same-day neuroimaging, neuropsychological assessment, specialist nurse and consultant opinions.

Dr Sumanjit Gill

Dr Sumanjit Gill

Sumanjit is a Consultant Stroke Physician and Senior Teaching Fellow at UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology. She developed the Stroke MSc course and is now the course co-director. She's on the faculty of the IMPACT course as both a teacher and curriculum developer. Her clinical work in Stroke services involves the whole patient journey, from acute care through to the recovery phase.

Professor Nick Ward

Professor Nick Ward

Nick is Professor of Clinical Neurology and Neurorehabilitation in the Sobell Department of Motor Neuroscience and Movement Disorders at UCL. He’s particularly interested in in recovery after stroke and his research involves using structural and functional brain imaging, neurophysiology and behaviour to study how reorganisation of brain networks supports recovery of upper limb movement after stroke.

Course information last modified: 3 Mar 2020, 08:20