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Parkinson's Disease Awareness Diploma

Online course with certificate and transcript included in the price


Elearn College

Summary

Price
£29 inc VAT
Study method
Online
Course format What's this?
Reading material - PDF/e-book, slides, article/plain text
Duration
200 hours · Self-paced
Access to content
Lifetime access
Qualification
No formal qualification
Certificates
  • Certificate of completion - Free
Additional info
  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price

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Overview

Parkinson's disease is a condition that affects the brain. It causes problems like shaking and stiffness that get worse over time. Parkinson's disease is caused by a loss of nerve cells in a part of the brain called the substantia nigra. This leads to a reduction in a chemical called dopamine in the brain. Dopamine plays a vital role in regulating the movement of the body. A reduction in dopamine is responsible for many of the symptoms of Parkinson's disease.

Exactly what causes the loss of nerve cells is unclear. Most experts think that a combination of genetic and environmental factors is responsible.

Understanding the difficulties that a person with Parkinson’s Disease experiences is key to providing excellent care. This Parkinson's Disease Awareness Diploma course provides students with an insight into the daily obstacles that those with the disease have to overcome and offers models for best practices in terms of their care.

Parkinson’s disease (PD) impacts people in different ways. Not everyone will experience all the symptoms of Parkinson’s, and if they do, they won’t necessarily experience them in quite the same order or at the same intensity. There are typical patterns of progression in Parkinson’s disease that are defined in stages.

Parkinson’s disease is a progressive brain disorder that leads to shaking, stiffness, and difficulty with walking, balance, and coordination. Symptoms usually get worse over time and as it progresses, people may have difficulty walking and talking.

Description

This Parkinson's Disease Awareness Diploma course provides an overview of the disease to enable people to understand what it is as well as the signs and symptoms to look out for. We cover the different stages of how the disease progresses and how to care for and support an individual who has Parkinson’s Disease.

This insightful, Parkinson's Disease Awareness Diploma course explains the causes of the disease, the signs of Parkinson’s and how it is diagnosed and treated. In the Parkinson's Disease Awareness Diploma course you will learn about the effects Parkinson’s has on everyday life and relationships, the different stages of the disease as well as the issues faced in advanced Parkinson’s Disease.

This Parkinson's Disease Awareness Diploma course explains how to deal with worsening symptoms and provides links to useful resources available to carers. Parkinson's Disease Awareness Diploma course is for anyone who wishes to gain an understanding of Parkinson’s disease or anyone working in Parkinson’s care, including frontline health staff, general healthcare professionals, early-onset mental health assistants, care workers and managers. It’s also great for social care staff including carers in domiciliary settings, carers in care homes, social workers and managers, managers of care providers and even family members.

Who is this course for?

This course is for anyone who wishes to gain an understanding of Parkinson’s disease or anyone working in Parkinson’s care, including frontline health staff, general healthcare professionals, early-onset mental health assistants, care workers and managers.

It’s also great for social care staff including carers in domiciliary settings, carers in care homes, social workers and managers, managers of care providers and even family members.

Requirements

There are no entry requirements. No background training or qualifications are required. Anyone can enrol at any time, beginners, intermediates and experienced all year round.

Career path

Suitable for anyone working with, knowing someone with or wanting to know more about Parkinson's disease.

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Certificates

Certificate of completion

Digital certificate - Included

Pdf certificate and transcript included in the price

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FAQs

Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At Reed Courses, courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

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A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body's logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as Quality Licence Scheme and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.