Tourettes Syndrome

Tourettes Syndrome (TS) is part of a spectrum of neuro developmental disorders. You will learn about the epidemiology, presentation and clinical cause of TS. Biological data, particularly in relation to genetics will be reviewed. TS is also combined with a variety of other disorders (OCD, ADHD and other developmental disorders) which affect diagnosis, presentation and management. There will also be sessions with a service user and managing challenging behaviour in TS as well as diagnosing development conditions in adulthood.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Describe the biological data on TS, and its importance in the brain/mind debate;
  • Describe the epidemiology, course and presentation of TS;
  • Assess and manage challenging behaviour in TS;
  • Manage symptoms in TS;
  • Describe the care needs of people with TS, and available services.

Credits

10 credits

Module Attendance Required

3 day block teaching

Module Dates

2013/14 dates
3  DAYS (Weds – Fri)
22nd, 23rd & 24th  January 2014

2014/15 dates:
3 DAYS (Tues - Thurs)
20th , 21st & 22nd January 2015

Assessment

One 1,500 word assignment

Academics involved in the delivery of this module

  • Dr Hugh Rickards, Consultant in Neuropsychiatry and Programme Director
  • 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 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 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 further information on requirements please contact the Programme Administrator

Course fact file

Type of Course: Continuing professional development, module