Online Course: Parkinson’s Programme
A series of courses that explore physiotherapy assessment and treatment of parkinson's disease
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Physiotherapists play a crucial role in the assessment, management and rehabilitation of the individual with Parkinson's Disease (PD). This programme of online courses will explore the latest evidence related to PD to assist you in clinical practice with outcome measures, assessment techniques, management approaches and examples through the use of case studies and a final assignment. Throughout these courses Dr Bhanu Ramaswamy will share practical advice that you can integrate into your clinical practice.
The aim of this programme of courses is to develop and consolidate your knowledge of assessment and management of the patient with Parkinson's Disease
This programme consists of five separate online courses and a written assignment:
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.
Hours of Learning - No deadlines are applied to this course and it can be started and completed in your own time according to your personal schedule. We expect the required elements to take around 9-10 hours depending on your schedule and learning style. Additionally there are many optional resources provided and if you choose to review these the course could take longer to complete.
Types of Activities - Reading Physiopedia pages, journal articles, book chapters. Watching videos. Attempting quizzes. Participating in an international discussion forum.
Certificates - At the end of the course, when you have completed all of the required elements, you will be able to download a certificate of completion and 9.8 Physioplus points will be added to your personalised learning dashboard.
Requirements to complete this course
In order to complete this course and receive a course completion certificate plus CEUs/CCUs/CPD points you will need to:
- Respect the Physioplus Community Culture.
- Log all the required learning activities as complete (represented by the orange icons!).
- Actively and appropriately participate in the course discussions.
- Pass a final quiz with a score of 80% or more.
- Complete a course evaluation form.
This course will give you a great foundation and insight into the Parkinson's condition and best practices in evaluation and treatment. The best part is that you get to work on case studies independently and compare your results with the treating therapist. This should help build your confidence as it did mine.
Really a great course. I would recommend this course and all of the courses of Physiopedia to anyone wanting to deepen their knowledge of managing pain and dysfunction.
This is a valuable course for any professional!