ATrain Education


Continuing Education for Health Professionals

Parkinson Medications

Mark Nichols, PhD

Mark Nichols earned a BA in Biochemistry from the University of California, Berkeley, and a PhD in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry from Yale University. He then spent several years doing postdoctoral work in Heidelberg, Germany, before joining the faculty in Pharmacology at the University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine.

Mark is a biomedical researcher, medical school faculty member, consultant, and expert witness in molecular pharmacology, oncology, and endocrinology. His research has focused on estrogens, estrogen receptors, and steroids and their roles in hormone-responsive breast and uterine cancers, as well as prostate, lung, and other cancers.

  • Contact hours:
  • Pharmacotherapy hours: 2.5
  • Expiration date: December 31, 2019
  • Course price: $24

Course Summary

Overview of Parkinson’s Disease (PD) and its current treatment through both pharmaceuticals and deep brain stimulation.

ATrain Education, Inc. is an approved provider by the American Occupational Therapy Association. The following course information applies to occupational therapy professionals:

  • Target Audience: Occupational Therapists, OTAs
  • Instructional Level: Intermediate
  • Content Focus: Catergory1--Domain of OT, Client Factors

Criteria for Successful Completion

80% or higher on the post test, a completed evaluation form, and payment where required. No partial credit will be awarded.

Conflict of Interest/Commercial Support

Conflict of Interest/Commercial Support

The planners and authors of this learning activity have declared no conflicts of interest, vested interest, or financial relationship that may influence the content of this activity. All information is provided fairly and without bias.

ATrain Education, Inc. received no outside financial or commercial support in the preparation, presentation or implementation of this learning activity and has no affiliation with any company whose products or services are mentioned in this activity.

Accreditation Information

Objectives: 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.

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