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Brain Injury

Course Type
Postgraduate, Continuing professional development, Module



Module Overview
This module 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 the module 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

Module Attendance Required
10 sessions of 3 hours, on Thursdays

Module Dates
March - June

One 3000 word essay 

Academics involved in the delivery of this module

  • 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 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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