Evidence-based Management of Parkinson's Disease
This multidisciplinary course focuses on the current and emerging principles and developments in the management and care of people with Parkinson’s disease (PD). It presents common problems, best evidence and practice, as well as the latest research, to enable clinicians to address these problems more efficiently.
Aims and objectives
The aim of this course is to enable clinicians to address common problems associated with PD using evidence based practice, as well as gain knowledge regarding current and emerging developments in Parkinson’s disease management and care.
Intended learning outcomes
- Define PD and discuss different symptoms (motor and non-motor).
- Review the pathophysiology and aetiology of PD.
- Understand the different stages of PD and the rehab focus of each stage.
- Discuss the medication options and their impact on falls, balance and mobility.
- Discuss causes of falls, postural, balance and gait disturbances in PD, and improvement strategies.
- Review physical examination, outcome measures, goal setting and interventions related to PD.
- Discuss management of common PD symptoms.
- Discuss various coping techniques, as well as compensatory movement strategies.
- Review the evidence base and recent randomised controlled trials (RCTs), and debate several clinical case studies.
Qualified clinicians of any level, band or experience eg physiotherapists, occupational therapists, nurses and exercise instructors.
No specific pre-requisites required. Pre-course material will be provided to aid learning and maximise the benefit of the course. Clinicians must be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) or the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). Some experience of working with people with PD will be an advantage.