Parkinson and Movement Disorders Curriculum

MDS Educational Mission

MDS is committed to assisting physicians and healthcare professionals in countries where movement disorders specialists are under-represented. In accordance with its mission, MDS supports movement disorder-focused educational opportunities in regions of the world that may not have adequate available resources. By supporting the educational needs of physicians and healthcare professionals in these countries, MDS hopes to enhance the quality of treatment and care provided to the movement disorder patients.

Program Overview

Basic Movement Disorders Course participants gather in Dublin, Ireland, in June 2012.The Parkinson and Movement Disorders (PMDC) Curriculum is an overview of movement disorders and a clinical approach to the evaluation and management of common movement disorders. This curriculum is specially developed for trainees, internists, general neurologists and other clinicians interested in acquiring basic understanding of movement disorders.

Available topics (English, Spanish, Portuguese, and Chinese):

  • Basal ganglia anatomy and physiology
  • Chorea, athetosis and ballism
  • Diagnosis and differential diagnosis of Parkinson's disease
  • Drug-Induced Parkinsonism (DIP)
  • Dystonias
  • Etiology and pathogenesis of Parkinson's disease
  • Gait disorders
  • Management of early Parkinson's disease
  • Management of advanced Parkinson's disease
  • Management of MSA, PSP, and CBGD
  • Myoclonus
  • Phenomenology of movement disorders
  • Psychogenic movement disorders
  • Restless legs syndrome and movement disorders in sleep
  • Tics and Tourette Syndrome
  • Tremor


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The International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society accepts no responsibility for any debt incurred by the planning and implementation of the Parkinson and Movement Disorders Curriculum, and bears no liability for any event.


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