Parkinson's: Foundation modules for pharmacists (Excellence Network)

These free, online, interactive modules delivered by Parkinson's Excellence Network will help any pharmacist, pharmacy team member or student increase their knowledge and understanding of Parkinson's, so they can improve their practice.

Minimum 10 hours
Event / learning type

How does it work?

  • You will be able to read, watch and listen to multimedia resources about Parkinson's. These are broken down into different learning units.
  • Learning is self-directed so you can log in at any time to work through the learning 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 the learning units it should take a minimum of 10 hours, although completing all the additional recommended reading will take longer. You can go at your own pace and take 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.


Who is the course for?

All pharmacy staff and students.