Neurodegenerative Disorders

Course Type
Postgraduate, Continuing professional development, Module

This module aims to describe the main clinical features and the pathology of a variety of neurodegenerative disorders. You will learn about the biology of neurodegeneration, the clinical symptoms, course and prognosis. Particular attention will be paid to symptoms of mental and cognitive disorder, their diagnosis and management. The role of the multidisciplinary team in providing holistic care for people with neurodegenerative disorders will be emphasised.

Learning outcomes
By the end of the module you should be able to:

  • Understand the main neurodegenerative disorders;
  • Understand diagnosis and differential diagnosis;
  • Understand neuropsychological testing;
  • Understand psychiatric features of neurodegeneration;
  • Understand management - bio/psycho/social/legal

10 credits

Module Attendance Required
3 day - block teaching

Module Dates
Module dates to be confirmed

1500 word written assignment

Academics involved in the delivery of this module

  • Dr Matthew Lloyd, Consultant in Geriatric and General Internal Medicine, University Hospital Birmingham  and University of Birmingham Honorary Lecturer - Module Leader
  • 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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