This course is no longer open to new applicants. It will still be available until December 2019 for those who are currently taking it.
Who is the course for?
All junior doctors and students.
'Junior doctors' covers a broad group and this course aims to provide learning appropriate for everyone.
Those with less experience may want to start with the full online content. More experienced doctors might want to focus on the additional resources found within some learning units.
How does it work?
- You will be able to read, watch and listen to multimedia resources on Parkinson's. These are broken down into different learning units.
- You can log in at any time to this self-directed learning to work through the units at a pace that suits you.
- There are activities to complete at the end of each unit that will help you apply the knowledge you have gained. The course isn't assessed, but a certificate is available to download to self-certify participation.
- If you complete all of the learning units it should take a minimum of 10 hours, or longer if you complete all of the additional recommended reading. You can go at your own pace, taking as long as you need to complete the course.
What will participants learn?
The learning units focus on the following areas:
- What is Parkinson's?
- How can I help people with Parkinson's manage their symptoms?
- What communication challenges may people with Parkinson's have?
- How is Parkinson's managed?
These will enable participants to:
- recognise and appreciate key Parkinson's symptoms
- improve their practice in caring for people with Parkinson's
- improve their practice in the management of Parkinson's
- identify and reflect on their existing knowledge of Parkinson's and its management
- develop the knowledge and confidence to make or recommend changes to practice in their workplace
Participants will finish the course with a good overview of Parkinson's and the knowledge to support improvement of their practice and that of their colleagues.