A Map of Parkinson's
for Healthcare Professionals
An innovative, self-study, information and resource course, for Allied Health Professionals and others working with People who have Parkinson’s.
Course Aim:This course will enable Allied Health Professionals and others to practice competently in caring for people affected by Parkinson’s.
Target Group:All health care professionals involved with caring for people with Parkinson’s can gain from studying this course.
Provider:Phoenix-Aragon Education – created by Ana Aragon
Format:The course is provided as an app using any web browser, such as
On desktop and mobile operating systems.
What is A Map of Parkinson's?
- A flexible learning experience that allows you to study around 50 symptoms associated with Parkinson's in the order you choose.
- A user-friendly course that lets you to study at the times that suit you personally.
- Exploring the full course content will give you a comprehensive understanding of Parkinson’s.
- Time invested is entirely flexible, so you can study at your own pace.
- The Overview of Parkinson's section in the Free Foundation / Introduction module lets you try before you buy.
- An Overview of Parkinson’s
- Pain and Fatigue
- Impacts of Parkinson's on Personal and Public Life
- Cognition, Perception and Motivation
- Sleep and Night-time Issues
- Motor Symptoms
- Neuropsychiatric Symptoms
- Autonomic, Gastrointestinal and Sensory Symptoms
Pain and Fatigue challenge classification, so have been presented within a module of their own. As these symptoms commonly cause reduced quality of life for people living with Parkinson’s, this module is recommended as the next step, after setting the scene by viewing the Overview of Parkinson's section in the Introduction.
Expertise used to create this course.
This course is based on my experience of talking with and teaching people living with Parkinson’s, their families and friends.
As well as experience teaching a wide variety of Physicians and Allied Health Professionals, and others who work with people with Parkinson’s in other roles - for instance, Care Home staff.
I have also contributed to the journal articles, books, national Parkinson's guideline development projects listed above. I have contributed to Occupational Therapy for Parkinson's research, led Masterclasses and have presented at numerous training events and conferences around the UK, and at the Parkinson and Movement Disorders Society's International Congress in Sydney, Australia. Building on these various perspectives, since 2014 I have designed and created A Map of Parkinson’s.
What happens if I buy A Map of Parkinson's PRO course?
- You will gain access to all course content for online and offline use via a Hybrid Mobile Web App.
- Once the course is stored in your browser and, or downloaded to a mobile device, your progress, bookmarks and any changes made to the App will automatically update next time you go online.
- You will be able to use the course on any platform and gain access with multiple devices as a single user.
- Your progress will be automatically logged and your place will be kept between sessions, in any partly viewed sections of the course.
- Usefully invest as little as 10 or 15 minutes or longer - when you have time to spare.
- Easily find further online materials about symptoms and non-pharmacological management strategies used for coping with the effects of Parkinson's during the course. Viewing additional resources [Information Pages, Peer-Reviewed Articles, Online Seminar Recordings, Video Clips, Webcasts, Podcasts, etc] is entirely optional, but suggested items can provide starting places for further self-guided study.
- Gain confidence in advising people with Parkinson's about how they can help themselves.
- Access a personalised Record of Completion - showing total time spent engaged with the course, once you have viewed all 38 sub sections in the 8 modules.