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Introduction to Parkinson’s

Online Course: Introduction to Parkinson’s

Review the fundamentals of this progressive nervous system disorder

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Course instructor:

Bhanu Ramaswamy

Dr Bhanu Ramaswamy OBE is an Independent Physiotherapy Consultant and Honorary Visiting Fellow Sheffield Hallam University

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Parkinson’s is a complex neurodegenerative condition that severely affects how people with this condition live 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.


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


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.

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