Common Neuropsychiatric Disorders

Module Overview

This module covers a range of brain disorders which are common in adults but which are not otherwise covered in the course. The aim of the module is to equip clinicians with the skills to integrate neurological and psychiatric thinking in the diagnosis and management of these conditions.

Conditions covered in this module include; Parkinson disease and other motor disorders, multiple sclerosis, delirium, sleep disorders and neurodevelopmental disorders in adults (autistic spectrum disorders and attention deficit disorder).

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the module you should be able to:

  • Understand the neurobiology of abnormal mental states in common neurological disorders so that this knowledge can be applied to improve patient outcomes
  • Develop a structure for assessment and management of people who have these disorders which reflects a critical understanding of the literature and well-developed clinical reasoning
  • Work with both neurological and psychiatric ideas to develop an integrated model of these disorders leading to an enhancement of clinical practice
  • Provide a critique and synthesis of the existing scientific literature and apply this to practice

Credits

10 credits

Module Attendance Required

5 sessions of 2.5 to 3 hours (13.30-16.30) with a break on Friday afternoons

Module Dates

2013/2014 dates

FRIDAY AFTERNOONS 13:30 to 16:30
14, 21, 28 March 2014
4, 11 April 2014

2014/15 dates

FRIDAY AFTERNOONS 13:30 to 16:30
13th, 20th, 27th March,
17th, 24th April 2015

Assessment

1500 word essay

Academics involved in the delivery of this module

  • Dr Hugh Rickards, Consultant in Neuropsychiatry and Programme Lead
  • Dr Andrea Cavanna, Consultant in Behavioural Neurology and Deputy Programme Lead
  • 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, clinicalneuro@contacts.bham.ac.uk or Dr Andrea Cavanna - Consultant in Behavioural Neurology and Deputy Programme Lead - Andrea.Cavanna@bsmhft.nhs.uk

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 complete MSc 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.

Course fact file

Type of Course: Continuing professional development, module