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MDS-AOS 4th Allied Health Course: Rehabilitation for Parkinson’s Disease and Other Movement Disorders

MDS-Africa Mouvements Anormaux (Abnormal Movements) – Presented in French

Lectures and associated resources available July 24, 2021
Live Interactive Components on July 24-25, 2021 at 5:00-10:30 UTC

 

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Course Directors

Charulata Sankhla, MD - PD Hinduja National Hospital and Medical Research Centre, Mumbai, India
Hanan Khalil, PhD - Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid, Jordan

Faculty

To be announced.

Course Description

The MDS-AOS 4th Allied Health Course: Rehabilitation for Parkinson’s Disease and Other Movement Disorders course is intended to increase knowledge about rehabilitation in Parkinson's disease and to build the clinical capacity of Parkinson’s disease (PD) specialist nurses and rehabilitative professionals in Asia. A faculty of movement disorder rehabilitation and nurse specialists will teach the course.

The opening sessions of day one will focus on topic presentations and discussion centered on Parkinson’s disease updates. The second half of day one will focus on how to use and optimize Parkinson care by implementing various rehabilitation techniques. The second day will focus on aspects related to various other movement disorders, including dystonia and ataxia. The movement disorders’ guidelines for decision support, assessment and management of Parkinson’s disease, and other movement disorders will be used as a guide throughout these sessions.

Interactive Components

The course will be streamed over 2 days and will feature a mix of streamed lectures and live interactive Q&A sessions where participants can engage with the learned material. Lectures will integrate video-clinical cases to enhance the learning experience and facilitate deeper understanding of the provided material.

Target Audience

This course is intended for physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists and PD nurse specialists.

Learning Objectives 
  1. Describe the clinical presentation, management, and progression of Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders

  2. Summarize the rationale of rehabilitative approaches in people with Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders

  3. Identify the key areas of rehabilitation in people with Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders

  4. Describe the reasoning behind designing and modifying a patient-specific treatment plan

  5. Identify strategies for collaborating with physicians and other health professionals