Brain and Mind

Course Type
Postgraduate, Continuing professional development, Module

Module Overview
This module is designed to give you an overview of brain function and brain behaviour relationships. The module will involve sessions on basic neuroscience (anatomy, physiology and pharmacology), diagnostic tools (radiology, neurophysiology) as well as sessions on observation and documentation of abnormal mental states. Legal and policy issues and philosophical approaches to mental disorders will also be addressed. You should come to the end of the module with knowledge of how the brain works and how to detect and quantify abnormal behaviour caused by changes in cerebral function.

Learning Outcomes
By the end of the module you should have:

  • Basic understanding of neuroanatomy;
  • Understanding of neurophysiology;
  • Understanding of brain chemistry;
  • Understanding of mind/brain dualism;
  • Understanding of philosophy of mind;
  • Understanding of psychopathology and its relationship to brain function;
  • Understanding of localisation of brain function;
  • Understanding of medical law and introduction to mental health law.

20 credits 

Module Attendance Required
11 sessions of 2.5 to 3 hours on Friday afternoons

Module Dates
The times for these courses are 13:30-16:30 unless otherwise specified (Please note these dates are provisional)
4, 11, 18 and 25 (14:00-17:00) October 2019
1 (10:00-16:30), 8, 15 (11:30-16:30), 22 and 29 November 2019
6, 13 December 2019

Short written answer exam

Academics involved in the delivery of this module
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. If taken as an individual module 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 module 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 module to ensure we can consider your application.

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

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