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).
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
Module Attendance Required
5 sessions of 2.5 to 3 hours (13.30-16.30) with a break on Friday afternoons
15, 22 March 2013
12, 19, 26 April 2013
FRIDAY AFTERNOONS 13:30 to 16:30
14, 21, 28 March 2014
4, 11 April 2014
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, firstname.lastname@example.org 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.