Tourettes Syndrome

Tourette syndrome (TS) is a neurodevelopmental condition characterised by multiple tics and frequently associated with behavioural symptoms. This module covers the epidemiology, clinical presentation, pathophysiology, and treatment of TS. Both clinical and neurobiological data are reviewed. The focus of the module includes a variety of TS-related conditions (OCD, ADHD and other developmental disorders) which affect diagnosis, presentation, and management. The sessions include clinical scenarios and challenges posed by TS in both childhood and adulthood.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Describe the biological data on TS, and their importance in the brain/mind debate
  • Describe the epidemiology, course, and clinical presentation of TS
  • Assess and manage both tics and behavioural symptoms in patients with TS
  • Describe the care needs of people with TS, and available services

Credits
10 credits

Module Attendance Required
3 day block teaching

Module Dates
2017/18 dates

16, 17,18 Jan 2018

Assessment
One 1,500 word assignment

Academics involved in the delivery of this module

  • Professor Andrea Cavanna - Consultant in Behavioural Neurology and Deputy Programme Lead – 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, clinicalneuro@contacts.bham.ac.uk