This postgraduate unit of study is designed for health professionals who care for people diagnosed with both typical and atypical Parkinson’s Disease and provides students with the opportunity to extend their knowledge of this specialty area. The unit content explores the epidemiology, anatomy, physiology, motor and non-motor clinical features of Parkinson’s Disease. Students will examine contemporary assessment and management techniques, while critiquing therapeutic approaches to care at all stages, with reference to best practice guidelines. Students will examine pertinent psychosocial issues relating to the care of a person diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease and their carers. Multidisciplinary consultation and referral pathways, legal and ethical issues and advances in care, will also be considered.
|Unit of study code||299|
|Availability||Graduate Certificate in Aged Care Nursing
Graduate Certificate in Community and Primary Health Care Nursing
GC single unit of study
|Hours of study||150|
|Co-ordinated by||Diva Madan
|Content||Intended learning outcomes for this unit/program
After completing this unit, the learner will be able to:-
|Type of assessment
Note the completed assessment item (e.g. Assessment 1: Online discussion)
(% of total marks)
|When assessed – academic week
(e.g. Week 8)
|Theme 1: The physiology and pathophysiology of Parkinson’s disease||a) assess the therapeutic approaches to care for people diagnosed with Parkinson’s and their support network||Assessment 1: Online discussion||5%||2|
|Theme 2: Introduction to Parkinson’s specific assessment (a, b)||b) analyse evidence-based practice impacting the care outcomes for people diagnosed with Parkinson’s||Assessment 2: Poster presentation and abstract||20%||6|
|Theme 3: Clinical Management and Therapeutic Approaches to Care||c) evaluate health outcomes to plan health promotion strategies for people diagnosed with Parkinson’s||Assessment 3: Short essay||35%||8|
|Theme 4: The multidisciplinary approach to Parkinson’s care||d) appraise the role of the multidisciplinary team in the provision of holistic care for people diagnosed with Parkinson’s||Assessment 4: Analysis of care||40%||10|
|Theme 5: Ethico-legal considerations||e) critically review the ethico-legal issues of care for people diagnosed with Parkinson’s and their support network|
Parkinson’s Care (299) is a Tier 2 unit.
|Tiers||2023 Member price (10% discount)||2023 Non-member price||2024 Member price (10% discount)||2024 Non-member price|
*Fees are subject to change without notice.