Core Module Information
Module title: Diagnosis and Management of Epilepsy

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: NMS09147
Module leader: Ian Stables
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Allied Health and Social Care Sciences

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

Description of module content:

Epidemiology; pathophysiology; signs and symptoms ( seizure types, syndromes, prognosistic indicators)
Diagnosis; diagnostic assessment, communicating diagnosis, assessment tools, protocols and service provision, education, information and support
Management; Treatment options – pharmalogical/ non pharmalogical, algorithms, education, information and support, communication.
Clinical guidelines, competencies- implications for practice

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1 Evaluate current theory and research underpinning practice in diagnosing, assessing and managing people who have epilepsy.
LO2 Examine best evidence, utilising local, national and international guidelines, for the effective assessment and management of people with epilepsy.
LO3 Provide a rationale for a patient-centred approach in the diagnosis, assessment and management process.
LO4 Examine the role of the multidisciplinary team in service provision along the patient journey.
LO5 Critically reflect on current local practice and identify possible changes to improve health outcomes for people with epilepsy.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
NMS09147 Diagnosis and Management of Epilepsy