Neuropsychiatry in a day

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09:00 - 17:00
£0.00 - £199.00
Course information
Course start date is passed
Length and time
09:00 - 17:00
£0.00 - £199.00
About the course

This one-day neuropsychiatry training course will cover the latest research and skills for assessing and treating a variety of neuropsychiatric disorders including head injury, neuroinflammatory conditions, memory disorders, functional disorders and more.

Conditions at the interface between neurology and psychiatry present particular challenges to clinicians. Led by experienced clinicians and established academics and with a focus on best clinical practice, this neuropsychiatry training course is informed by current research findings relevant to diagnosis, management and treatment of neuropsychiatric disorders.

  • The basics of neuropsychiatry including the history & epidemiology
  • Psychiatric complications of neurological disorders
  • Epilepsy and movement disorders
  • Brain injury
  • Functional neurological disorders
  • Encephalitis
  • Psychological therapies
  • The role of the multidisciplinary team
  • A patient’s perspective.

Learning objectives
Describe common psychiatric complications of neurological disorders Recognize and assess the signs and symptoms of most common neuropsychiatric disorders, including functional disorders Recommend appropriate diagnostic tools and investigations
Recognise and avoid common diagnostic and treatment pitfalls Confidently formulate a neuropsychiatric diagnosis Identify relevant clinical pathways for investigation and management of neuropsychiatric disorders
Course Programme

Schedule for the day:

09:30 – 10:00 Dr Sotiris Posporelis: Introduction

10:00 – 11:15 Dr Paul Shotbolt: Movement Disorders

11:15 – 11:30 Coffee Break

11:30 – 12:30 Dr Tom Pollak: Encephalitis

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch

13:30 – 14:30 Dr Tim Segal: Epilepsy

14:30 – 15:30 Dr Nick Medford: Brain Injury15:30 – 15:45 Coffee Break

15:45 – 17:00 Dr Tim Nicholson: Functional Neurological Disorders

Why study this course?

Learn from the experts

Maudsley Learning is part of the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, which has the only inpatient neuropsychiatry unit in England. The course will be led by Pospo (Sotiris Posporelis), a Consultant Liaison Neuropsychiatrist at King’s College Hospital London and a Hon. Clinical Senior Lecturer at the IoPPN. We’ve brought together leading specialists to ensure the course has the most up to date, reputable information available on the topic.

Advance your career

Whether you’re a psychology student, clinical psychologist or occupational therapist, this course will provide you with knowledge and skills to advance your career. You’ll be taught by leading experts, and learn about recognising symptoms, diagnosis, clinical pathways and more. This neuropsychiatry training can be completed as part of individuals’ CPD, or as part of a wider group initiative. ​

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Target audience
Clinical psychologist, Consultant – psychiatry, CT1-3 – psychiatry, Medical student, Occupational therapist, Psychology student, Psychotherapist, RMN, ST4-7 – psychiatry
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Group bookings

Contact us for bulk booking discounts on group bookings of more than 5.

Bespoke courses

We are able to offer custom-made programs, whether digital or face to face, to meet the education and training needs of your organisation in the UK or internationally. We would welcome the opportunity to discuss your requirements and develop a proposal.


Let our team complete a full Training Needs Analysis for a department, directorate, or the whole hospital! We can work to complete this ourselves or work collaboratively with your own staff. Our standard outcome measures assess learner progress and produce a full report looking at wider impact of training using a range of tested assessment methodologies.

Frequently asked questions

How do you become a neuropsychiatrist in the UK?

Before becoming a neuropsychiatrist, candidates typically have training posts at a CT level in neurology and psychiatry. Then, they have ST posts in neuropsychiatry or liaison psychiatry. Alongside this, they may undertake placements with neuropsychiatry services, complete a neuropsychiatry course like this one or do an MSc.

What does a neuropsychiatrist do?

Neuropsychiatrists work with patients that have mental disorders originating from problems in the nervous system. They treat mental disorders from brain injuries and also study the brain. It’s a role that combines elements of neurology and psychiatry.

What is the difference between a neuropsychologist and neuropsychiatrist?

A neurologist treats the physical manifestations of diseases in the nervous system, whereas neuropsychiatrists treat the mental manifestations. Neurologists deal with memory, movement and pain, for example, whereas neuropsychiatrists deal with mood, emotions and thoughts.