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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.

Parkinson’s Care
Unit of study code 299
Availability Graduate Certificate in Aged Care Nursing

Graduate Certificate in Community and Primary Health Care Nursing
*The single unit of study would not be offered as part of the Graduate Certificate in Community and Primary Health Care Nursing from January 2023 onwards

GC single unit of study

Pre-requisite N/A
Credit points 6
Hours of study 150
Fee* Tier 2
Recommended texts Nil
Co-ordinated by Diva Madan
Content Intended learning outcomes for this unit/program


After completing this unit, the learner will be able to:-

Assessment Tasks
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) explore the therapeutic approaches to care for people diagnosed with Parkinson’s, and their support network Assessment 1: Online discussion 5% 4
Theme 2: Introduction to Parkinson’s Specific Assessment b) analyse evidence-based –practice impacting the care outcomes for people diagnosed with Parkinson’s Assessment 2: Short essay 35% 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: Quiz 10% 9
Theme 4: The multidisciplinary approach to Parkinson’s care d) define the role of the multidisciplinary team in the provision of holistic care for people diagnosed with Parkinson’s Assessment 4: Case analysis 50% 10
Theme 5: Ethico-legal considerations e) examine 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.

Tiers2023 Member price (10% discount)2023 Non-member price2024 Member price (10% discount)2024 Non-member price
Tier 1$2,196.00$2,440.00$2,310.00$2,565.00
Tier 2$2,506.50$2,785.00$2,630.00$2,925.00
Tier 3$2,947.50$3,275.00$3,095.00$3,440.00
Tier 4$3,523.50$3,915.00$3,700.00$4,110.00

*Fees are subject to change without notice.