Author: Mark Nichols, PhD
Contact hours: 2.5
Expiration date: February 1, 2021
Course price: $24
Overview of Parkinson’s Disease (PD) and its current treatment through both pharmaceuticals and deep brain stimulation.
The following course information applies to occupational therapy professionals:
- Target Audience: Occupational Therapists, OTAs
- Instructional Level: Intermediate
- Content Focus: Category 1—Domain of OT, Client Factors
Criteria for Successful Completion
A score of 80% or higher on the post test, a completed evaluation form, and payment where required. No partial credit will be awarded.
When you finish this course you will be able to:
- Discuss the long history of Parkinson’s disease.
- Describe Parkinson’s disease in detail.
- Explain what happens in the brain that results in PD.
- List both genetic and protective factors that impact PD.
- Spell out the characteristics of PD and differentiate it from other conditions.
- Summarize treatment options, including medications, surgical interventions, and other interventions still in the pipeline.
- Explain the rating scales and their relationship to prognosis of PD.