Introduction to Parkinson’s Disease

Introduction to Parkinson’s Disease

Review the fundamentals of this progressive nervous system disorder
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Introduction

Parkinson’s disease is a complex neurodegenerative condition that severely affects quality of life. It is estimated that seven to ten million people worldwide are living with Parkinson's. Physiotherapists have an integral role to play in the management of this condition working alongside other healthcare professionals. In this course you will learn about the clinical stages of Parkinson’s, criteria of diagnosis, associated symptoms and available treatment options.

Aims

This course aims to explore clinically relevant aspects of Parkinson's Disease, the diagnostic criteria and associated non-motor symptoms.

Outline

This course is made up of videos, reading, forum posts and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:

  1. Video
  2. Reading Section
  3. Quiz

Target audience

This course is aimed at Physiotherapy and Physical Therapy clinicians, students and assistants. Other interested professionals such as athletic trainers, occupational therapists, nurses or medical doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.