Understanding ADHD ADED12042E

  • Academic Session: 2023-24
  • School: Short Courses
  • Credits: 5
  • Level: Level 1 (SCQF level 7)
  • Typically Offered: Full Year
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes

Short Description

This course offers an overview of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The subtypes of ADHD will be discussed as well as gender differences in presentation. There will be an exploration of the current theories that address some of the key ADHD behaviours and how well they apply to clinical and educational interventions. The course will also explore possible causes of ADHD and investigate past and current understandings.


2 hours per week for 5 weeks

For timetable details, please visit our webpages at www.gla.ac.uk/study/short/

Requirements of Entry


Excluded Courses

There are no excluded courses.




1 page/500-word scientific or public-information poster (100%)

Course Aims

The aims of this course are to:

■ Increase awareness and understanding of ADHD by sharing how research has informed our perspective of ADHD over time, including its causes and variations (including gender differences)

■ Explore some common clinical and educational interventions.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

■ Compare key historical and current theories of ADHD including identifying causes and variations such as gender differences

■ Describe some common clinical and educational interventions.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.