Early Intervention: Can we improve atypical and neurodevelopmental outcomes?


Early intervention in psychiatry has become the major focus of clinicians in the past two decades, particularly around psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia and neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism.  This has resulted in the development of specialist early intervention services and programs aimed at finding people at very high risk for poor outcomes and delivering interventions to ameliorate these.


  • 11 x 2-hour lectures
  • 5 x 1-hour module clinics
  • 2 x 2 hour practical workshops


  • Examination (50% weighting; 90 minutes): 2 x essay questions
  • Coursework (50% weighting; critical analysis of a research paper) 2,000 word report