Neurodegenerative Disorders

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.

Learning outcomes

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


10 credits

Module Attendance Required

3 day - block teaching

Module Dates

2014/15 dates:
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,

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