Common Neuropsychiatric Disorders

Course Type
Postgraduate, Continuing professional development, Module

Module Overview
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).

Learning Outcomes
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

10 credits

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

Module Dates
All module dates are currently provisional and may change
13 March 2020 (13:00-16:30)
20 March 2020
27 March 2020
3 April 2020
17 April 2020

1500 word essay

Academics involved in the delivery of this module

  • Professor Hugh Rickards - Consultant in Neuropsychiatry and Programme Lead
  • Professor 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. 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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