Parkinson’s Disease Awareness

Unit Title: Parkinson’s Disease Awareness

Provisional Level: 2

Guided Learning Hours: 2

Purpose and aim:

To equip care workers with the skills and knowledge of diagnosis and treatment of Parkinson’s Disease.

Including Physical Therapy, Drug Therapy and Surgery. New Research relating to PD is discussed. Clinical and cost effectiveness of treatments in the community.

Learners explore the support needs of service users and carers when treatment for PD is started and when the type of treatment and therapy should be reviewed.

Techniques of support (equipment, management etc);

  • Identification and management of complications arising from treatments and or complications and progression of Parkinson’s Disease.

Assessment

This unit is assessed through written and oral questions.