Tourettes Syndrome

Tourettes Syndrome (TS) is part of a spectrum of neuro developmental disorders. You will learn about the epidemiology, presentation and clinical cause of TS. Biological data, particularly in relation to genetics will be reviewed. TS is also combined with a variety of other disorders (OCD, ADHD and other developmental disorders) which affect diagnosis, presentation and management. There will also be sessions with a service user and managing challenging behaviour in TS as well as diagnosing development conditions in adulthood.

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

  • Describe the biological data on TS, and its importance in the brain/mind debate;
  • Describe the epidemiology, course and presentation of TS;
  • Assess and manage challenging behaviour in TS;
  • Manage symptoms in TS;
  • Describe the care needs of people with TS, and available services.

10 credits

Module Attendance Required
3 day block teaching

Module Dates
2017/18 dates

16, 17,18 Jan 2018

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,