Parkinson’s Awareness

To provide underpinning knowledge about Parkinson’s Disease and it’s symptoms and enable learners to understand the elements of best care.

To promote the safety and well-being of all patients with Parkinson’s Disease who require care.


By the end of the course, candidates will be able to:

  • Describe relevant anatomy
  • Explain what Parkinson’s disease is and what the possible causes might be
  • Identify the range of motor, non-motor and mental health symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease
  • Describe the range of treatments
  • Understand the implications of administering medications correctly
  • Discuss the effects of the disease on daily life, highlighting safety risks


Course Content

  • What is Parkinson’s Disease?
  • Anatomy
  • Causes
  • Motor symptoms
    • Tremors
    • Rigidity
    • Slowness of movement
    • Falls and dizziness
    • Freezing
    • Muscle cramps and dystonia
  • Non-motor symptoms
  • Mental health issues
  • Dementia
  • Making a diagnosis
  • Relationships
  • Treatment
  • Medications – oral
  • Side effects of medications
  • Movement recording
  • Medications – non-oral
  • Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS)
  • GDNF trial
  • Daily life
  • Care issues


Medex Group Limited
Botanical Gardens Business Centre,
3 Southbourne Road,
S10 2QN

t: 0114 266 5264
e: info@medexgroup.co.uk



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