Short course

Brain Injury

This course explores the neuropsychiatric aspects of brain injury. It covers the various causes of brain injury and their impact on behaviour and mental health. You will also learn to identify and treat psychiatric conditions, work collaboratively across disciplines and address ethical and legal issues.

Start date
14 March - 30 May 2024
8 days (10 lectures)
Home - £1130 International - £2960
Postgraduate Microcredential
20 credits


This short course describes the neuropsychiatric aspects of brain injury. It includes lectures on the different causes of brain injury and their neurobehavioural consequences. It will address specifically the recognition and management of psychiatric syndromes (eg depression, abulia, irritability, psychosis, personality change) in the context of brain injury. There will also be sessions on interdisciplinary working, the management of brain-injured people and on the ethical and legal challenges. You will also be looking at service development in brain injury.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this short course you should be able to:

  • Describe the basic physiology and epidemiology of brain injury;
  • Describe and understand the mental health consequences of brain injury and their investigation and management;
  • Legal and ethical issues in providing care for people with brain injury.


20 credits

Attendance Required

10 sessions of 3 hours, on Thursdays


Thursday 14th March - Thursday 30th May 2024 (8 days, 10 lectures)


One 3000 word essay 

Academics Leads

  • Professor Hugh Rickards - Consultant in Neuropsychiatry and Programme Lead
  • Dr Abbas Lohawala, Consultant Neuropsychiatrist, BSMHFT
  • Most lectures are from visiting consultants, professionals and researchers in the field.

Stand-Alone Course

This short course can also be taken as a stand-alone course if required. If taken as an individual course you will receive a certificate of attendance for CPD purposes.

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 course unless taken as part of the MSc, PGDip or PGCert in Clinical Neuropsychiatry programme. 

Entry requirements if taken as a stand-alone course

For information on requirements please contact the Programme Administrator. You are encouraged to get in contact no later than 6 weeks before the start date of the course to ensure we can consider your application.

More information

Please contact the Postgraduate Administrator, +44 (0)121 415 8118,