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Clinical Excellence in Adult ADHD: A Comprehensive Curriculum


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About The Course

Delve into key aspects of ADHD through our collection of comprehensive ADHD courses, from the neurobiology and diagnostic criteria of ADHD to understanding its diverse presentations and management strategies. Explore gender differences and comorbidities through interactive case studies, while gaining insights into psychopharmacology, prescribing principles, and legal considerations. Learn to switch ADHD medications and integrate lifestyle interventions. Explore the complexities of managing ADHD during the perinatal period and precise ASD assessment and diagnosis.

What You'll Learn

  • Identify the key characteristics and neurobiology of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
  • Consider the impacts and progression of adult ADHD across the lifespan of a patient
  • Identify the proposed criteria for correctly diagnosing patients with ADHD
  • Recognise the complexities and differences in the presentation of adult ADHD
  • Discuss management principles and strategies for treating patients with ADHD
  • Consider the gender differences in ADHD presentations
  • Practice diagnostic evaluation, including assessment of comorbidities 
  • Practical application of diagnostic evaluation through interactive case studies
  • Recognise the psychopharmacology of stimulant and non-stimulant medications for ADHD
  • Learn the key principles and general principles of prescribing and switching medications
  • Discuss the legal requirements and implications for prescribing authorities
  • Translate psychopharmacology to clinical practice through case studies
  • Study the principles of ADHD lifestyle interventions: sleep, exercise, activity.
  • Identify the specific needs for preconception counselling for individuals with ADHD.
  • Differentiate between pharmacological and non-pharmacological ADHD strategies during pregnancy and evaluate their suitability for individual cases.
  • Assess the safety and efficacy of ADHD medications during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
  • Evaluate ADHD treatment plans to ensure that they effectively balance the risks of medication use against the potential worsening of symptoms if left untreated.
  • Identify the key concepts and clinical criteria used in the assessment and diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
  • Discuss how to take a comprehensive ASD-related developmental history.
  • Identify and assess deficits in social and emotional reciprocity, non-verbal communication, relationship development and mood.
  • Recognise deficits in non-verbal communication, interactions and repetitive behaviours or speech.
  • Explore common and more nuanced comorbidities found in individuals with ASD to help diagnose ASD.
  • Discuss the most effective tools and interventions to help assess, treat and monitor ASD symptoms.

Course Programme

6 Units | 36 Modules | 19.5 hours total length

  • Module 1. The Specificities of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Module 2. Adult ADHD and Impacts Across the Lifespan
  • Module 3. Diagnosing Adult ADHD
  • Module 4. Diagnosing ADHD: Application Through a Case Study
  • Module 5. Managing Adult ADHD
  • Module 6. Managing Adult ADHD: Application Through a Case Study
  • Module 7. Knowledge Check
  • Module 1. Neurobiology of ADHD: Brain Changes
  • Module 2. Neurobiology of ADHD: The Role of the Prefrontal Cortex
  • Module 3. Neurobiology of ADHD: The Role of Neurotransmitters (Dopamine and Noradrenaline)
  • Module 4. Neurobiology of ADHD: Neurochemical Deficit Theories
  • Module 5. Psychopharmacology of Main ADHD Treatments
  • Module 6. New ADHD Treatments
  • Module 7. Legal Requirements for Prescribing ADHD Treatments
  • Module 8. Knowledge Check
  • The Neurobiology of ADHD
  • Gender Differences in Presentations
  • Diagnostic Evaluation including assessment of comorbidities
  • Practical application of diagnostic evaluation through interactive case studies
  • Psychopharmacological management of Adult ADHD
  • Psychopharmacology of Stimulants
  • Psychopharmacology of Non-stimulants
  • Principles of Lifestyle Interventions - Sleep | Exercise | Activity
  • Legal aspects in prescribing
  • Translating Psychopharmacology to Clinical Practice through Case Studies
  • ADHD and Comorbidities – General Principles
  • ADHD and Sleep
  • ADHD and Substance use
  • Translating Neurobiology to Clinical Practice Through Clinical Case Studies - Complex Presentations
  • Key Principles for Switching Stimulants in ADHD
  • Simple Rules of Thumb for Switching Stimulants in ADHD
  • Pharmacokinetic Factors for Switching Stimulants in ADHD
  • Interactive Swiching Exercise
  • MPH IR to XR
  • MPH IR to LA
  • Switching from MPH to AMPH
  • Switching from AMPH to MPH
  • Switch from Atomoxetine or Guanfacine
  • Knowledge Check
  • Dose Equivalence
  • Managing ADHD during the Perinatal Period
  • Preconception Counselling and Support
  • General Principles - ADHD in the Perinatal Period
  • Medication and Foetal and Neonatal Risk
  • Medication and Risks in Breastfeeding
  • Summary of Medication Risks
  • Part One: Taking a Clinical History & Undertaking a Clinical Assessment
  • Part Two: Diagnostic Tests, Communication & Supports
  • Clinical Audit: Identifying Co-Morbid Signs and Symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Knowledge Check

Course Description

A comprehensive collection of our specialised ADHD courses

Our ADHD curriculum is designed to empower mental health professionals with specialized knowledge and expertise in the diagnosis and management of Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) across the lifespan. This advanced curriculum consists of six interrelated courses, each offering a unique perspective on ADHD assessment, treatment, and management including the complexities of managing ADHD during the perinatal period. Our comprehensive course on understanding Autism Spectrum Disorder led by Dr. James Shelly, delves into key concepts for precise ASD assessment and diagnosis, ensuring proficiency in differential diagnoses and effective intervention strategies.

Upon completion of this comprehensive ADHD Curriculum, learners will receive an ADHD proficiency badge and a course completion certificate for each course. 

ADHD courses covered by this curriculum

A Comprehensive Guide to Adult ADHD in Clinical Practice – Diagnosis and Management

This professional course provides an in-depth examination of Adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Participants will gain expertise in identifying key characteristics, understanding neurobiology, assessing the lifelong impacts, and applying diagnostic criteria accurately. The course also covers the complexities of presentation, management principles, and strategies, including treating comorbidities.

Neuroscience and Advanced Psychopharmacology of ADHD – A Comprehensive Guide

Our advanced masterclass on psychopharmacology is designed to provide a comprehensive overview of psychopharmacology and the latest developments in ADHD treatment. Through this course, you’ll gain a deep understanding of the neurobiology of ADHD, as well as the legal requirements and ethical considerations involved in prescribing ADHD medications.

The ADHD Masterclass Lecture Series – A Comprehensive Guide

This 3-part video lecture series provides evidence-based, case-study-packed lectures spanning low to high complexity, covering ADHD and comorbidities like sleep and pain. It offers transformative approaches to diagnosis and management, including exploring the neurobiology of ADHD, identifying gender differences, implementing targeted treatment strategies, and assessing comorbidities. Legal requirements for prescribing stimulants are also covered. This is a must for psychiatrists and mental healthcare professionals seeking to expand their ADHD knowledge and skills.

Principles and Strategies for Switching Stimulants in ADHD

This course helps you gain expertise in the art of managing stimulant transitions with precision. Delve into the intricate process of switching stimulants while honing your skills in prescribing and transitioning, all firmly rooted in essential principles. Explore formulation-specific and pharmacokinetic considerations, equipping you to make informed decisions and provide high-level patient care.

ADHD in Pregnancy and the Postpartum Period

Explore the complexities of managing Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) during the perinatal period with this comprehensive course. Participants will gain vital insights and strategies for supporting individuals with ADHD from preconception through postpartum stages. Backed by recent research, including Scoten et al. (2024), we address the prevalence of ADHD among adult women and gender-diverse individuals, emphasising the urgent need for comprehensive care. By examining intersections with other neurodevelopmental and psychiatric disorders, participants develop a holistic understanding of the challenges faced by individuals with ADHD.

Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Comprehensive Guide to Clinical Assessment & Diagnosis

This comprehensive course led by Dr. James Shelly, explores key concepts for precise Autism Spectrum Disorder assessment and diagnosis, including developmental histories and recognising social-emotional deficits. Discover common comorbidities and effective intervention strategies throughout this course. Units cover ASD fundamentals, diagnostic tools, and clinical audits, ensuring proficiency in ASD diagnosis and differential diagnoses. Enrol today to become a proficient ASD clinician.

Enrol today in this advanced curriculum to gain proficiency in ADHD assessment and management, equipped to make a meaningful impact in the lives of individuals with ADHD across the lifespan. This course will benefit anyone looking for the following:

  • ADHD training for Psychiatrists
  • ADHD training for therapists
  • ADHD training for professionals
  • Adult ADHD guidelines
  • ADHD psychiatry and ADHD training

ADHD Masterclass – The Diagnosis and Management of Adult ADHD Simplified 

This series of online events have been endorsed by the RANZCP as CPD activity code: ED000066 and each hour of participation can be claimed under Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 4.1). 




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Please click on the respective links to take advantage of this offer.

For Psychiatrists: The ADHD Curriculum for Psychiatrists

For General Practitioners: The ADHD Curriculum for General Practitioners (GPs)

Unlock expertise in Adult ADHD Diagnosis, Treatment & Management with our comprehensive ADHD courses – now compiled in one well-rounded curriculum.

Course Information

  • 19.5 hours
  • 19.5 CPD


  • Articles and case studies
  • Self-assessment
  • Certificate of Completion

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  • certificate


Sanil Rege Dr Sanil Rege MBBS, MRCPsych, FRANZCP

Dr. Sanil Rege is a consultant psychiatrist with extensive experience in ADHD management for over 10 years.

Dr. Rege’s passion for teaching and educating others has led him to develop a masterclass that provides unique insights into ADHD beyond textbook descriptions.

Dr. Rege has made significant contributions to the field through his numerous written works on the neurobiology, diagnosis, and management of ADHD and associated comorbidities. These articles have been widely read and have received over 300,000 views.

Dr. James Shelly Guest Speaker - MBChB, FCPsych (SA), MMedPsych, CertC&Apsych (SA)

Dr James Shelly is a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist with extensive experience conducting ASD and other neuro-developmental assessments, as part of his role with a tertiary-level neurodevelopmental assessment team.

He has research experience in the area, has authored chapters in ADHD treatment guidelines, and has participated in the ICF Core Set development project for ASD and ADHD at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden.

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