London, United Kingdom

Nerve Injury Treatment: Medicine, Science and Engineering

when 20 July 2020 - 7 August 2020
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 7.5 EC
fee GBP 2100

The 2020 UCL Summer School has been cancelled due to the spread of Covid-19.

Peripheral Nerve Injury is a field of regenerative medicine which is advancing towards a paradigm shift in available therapeutic options. The ability of medicine to manipulate one of the only organ systems which has the capacity in a human to regrow is at the forefront of fields of surgical science, pharmacology, cellular engineering, bioengineering and assistive technologies.

This module offers the student the capacity to experience all the current therapeutic options for peripheral nerve injury treatment through a collaboration of the only clinical unit in the world to focus purely on nerve injury and UCL; a recognised world leader in neurobiology and engineering. This exposure will be through lectures and exposure in the clinical environment (clinic, rehab and the operating theatre) to all the basic concepts and theories of improving outcomes after nerve injury.

The first week of the module is taught on UCL’s Bloomsbury campus. Weeks two and three are based at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (RNOH) at Stanmore, Middlesex (UCL Summer School will cover transport costs). The RNOH is the UK’s leading specialist orthopaedic hospital, recognised internationally for its outstanding patient care, research and education. Stanmore is approximately a 40-minute journey from central London. The module offers 45 contact hours but students are expected to attend an additional 100 hours on assignments and self-study.

Course leader

Tom Quick is a fellowship trained peripheral neurosurgeon at the National Referral Centre the Peripheral Nerve Injury Unit at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital. Toms clinical practice encompasses all aspects of nerve injury treatment from primary in

Target group

This is a level one module (equivalent to first year undergraduate). Students must have completed one year of undergraduate study. No prior subject knowledge is required for this module, but students are expected to have a keen interest in the area.

Course aim

Upon successful completion of this module, students will:

Have gained an appreciation of what effect a nerve injury produces on an individual

Have experience of the multidisciplinary approach deployed to investigate, support and treat patients with nerve injury

Understand how to assess this nerve injury and what current therapies are possible

Have gained an appreciation of what engages current scientific endeavor towards decreasing the impact of nerve injury in affected patient

Have gained the ability to speculate about the future directions of possible scientific advance and their application and implications

Credits info

7.5 EC
7.5 ECTS / 4 US / 0.5 UCL

Fee info

GBP 2100: Students joining us for six weeks (two modules) will receive a tuition fee discount.
GBP 1100: UCL offers accommodation in a vibrant area in the heart of London which costs approx. £1100 per 3-week Session.