This module describes the neuropsychiatric aspects of brain injury. It includes lectures on the different causes of brain injury and their neurobehavioural consequences. It will address specifically the recognition and management of psychiatric syndromes (eg depression, abulia, irritability, psychosis, personality change) in the context of brain injury. There will also be sessions on interdisciplinary working, the management of brain-injured people and on the ethical and legal challenges. You will also be looking at service development in brain injury.
By the end of the module you should be able to:
Describe the basic physiology and epidemiology of brain injury;
Describe and understand the mental health consequences of brain injury and their investigation and management;
Legal and ethical issues in providing care for people with brain injury.
Module Attendance Required
10 sessions of 2.5 to 3 hours (with a break)
Thursday (afternons) 13:30 to 16:30
12th, 19th, 26th March,
16th, 23rd, 30th April,
7th, 14th, 21st, 28th May 2015
One 3000 word essay
Academics involved in the delivery of this module
Professor Hugh Rickards Consultant in Neuropsychiatry and Programme Lead
Dr Rafey Faruqui, Consultant Neuropsychiatrist, National Brain Injury Centre, Northampton and University of Birmingham Honorary lecturer
Most lectures are from visiting consultants, professionals and researchers in the field.
Stand Alone Course
This module can also be taken as a stand-alone course if required. To apply, please contact Angela Oakley, Postgraduate Administrator, 0121 415 8118, firstname.lastname@example.org
Fee if taken as a stand alone course
For information on fees please contact the Programme Administrator. Please note - no masters level credits are available for this module unless taken as part of the MSc, PGDip or PGCert in Clinical Neuropsychiatry programme. If taken as an individual module you will receive a certificate of attendance for CPD purposes.
Entry requirements if taken as a stand alone course
For information on requirements please contact the Programme Administrator.