This module aims to describe the main clinical features and the pathology of a variety of neurodegenerative disorders. You will learn about the biology of neurodegeneration, the clinical symptoms, course and prognosis. Particular attention will be paid to symptoms of mental and cognitive disorder, their diagnosis and management. The role of the multidisciplinary team in providing holistic care for people with neurodegenerative disorders will be emphasised.
By the end of the module you should be able to:
Understand the main neurodegenerative disorders;
Understand diagnosis and differential diagnosis;
Understand neuropsychological testing;
Understand psychiatric features of neurodegeneration;
Understand management - bio/psycho/social/legal
Module Attendance Required
3 day - block teaching
3 DAYS (Tues – Thurs)
25th, 26th, 27th November 2014
1500 word written assignment
Academics involved in the delivery of this module
Dr Matthew Lloyd, Consultant in Geriatric and General Internal Medicine, University Hospital Birmingham and University of Birmingham Honorary Lecturer – Module Leader
Professor Hugh Rickards - Consultant in Neuropsychiatry and Programme Director
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 further 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 further information on requirements please contact the Programme Administrator