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Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorder - Single module

Level 7 (30 credits)

School - School of Health and Society

Subject area - Nursing

Start Date(s): September


One semester

Fees 2018-19:

2019-20 fees will be displayed shortly.

Part-time - £1,260 per 30 credit module

In Brief:

  • You will be taught by clinicians from one of the largest neuroscience centres in the UK and academics who are experts within the field, at MediaCityUK
  • You will gain relevant skills and knowledge that will improve the care outcomes of people with Parkinson's disease and movement disorders
  • You will benefit from a blended part-time distance learning element designed to fit in with your clinical commitments
  • A part-time only course
  • Based at MediaCityUK

Course Summary

This module has been produced in consultation with clinical specialists from one of the largest neuroscience centres in the UK to ensure that you are provided with current content relevant in the speciality. It will enable you to critically review and apply relevant concepts and knowledge of care that underpins excellence in care delivery for people with movement disorders including Parkinson's disease.

This course will help you to build on your knowledge and skill to provide a critical over view of people living with movement disorders, and equip you to appreciate the role of families carers and significant others in care delivery. It will enable you to systematically and critically apply theory and practice in the management and care of people with movement disorders and act autonomously. Understanding of the epidemiology, pathophysiology and aetiology of movement disorders. Systematically understand the physical, psychological and psychosocial issues which impact on the service user and his/her family/carers.

This module can also be studied as part of the MSc Nursing programme.

Entry Requirements

Prospective students will usually be required to have achieved a minimum 2:2 Honours Degree. Applicants should be currently registered  as a healthcare professional.

Accreditation for Prior Experiential Learning (APEL)

We welcome applications from students who may not have formal/traditional entry criteria but who have relevant experience or the ability to pursue the course successfully.

The Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) process could help you to make your work and life experience count. The APL process can be used for entry onto courses or to give you exemptions from parts of your course.

Two forms of APL may be used for entry: the Accreditation of Prior Certificated Learning (APCL) or the Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL).

English Language Requirements

Suitable For

This module is aimed at those working in the specialist field of caring for people and their families affected by Parkinson’s disease/movement disorders; nurses, medical trainees, physiotherapist, occupational and speech and language therapists.

Fees 2019-20

Fees for entry in 2019 will be displayed shortly.

Fees 2018-19

Type of StudyFee
Part-time£1,260 per 30 credit module


  • Delivery is by part-time attendance (one semester) at the University.
  • The module is a blended learning package including formal lectures, case discussion seminars, together with online learning delivered to you by a team of neurology consultants, neuropsychiatrist, movement disorders specialist nurses and other specialist and academics.
  • Attendance is three days on campus in addition to three days distance on-line learning to provide a six days taught module.
  • All supportive material from the taught days is recorded on our virtual learning environment Blackboard


This module allows for a mixed assessment and includes:

  • Written assignment
  • Oral presentation

Postgraduate Staff Profile

This module is unique in that it is taught by a team of enthusiastic experts in the specialism of Parkinson disease and movement disorders, who are nationally and internationally renowned.


Career Prospects

This course addresses the needs of those healthcare practitioners who want to advance this skills and knowledge in caring for people and their families affected by Parkinson’s disease/movement disorders.

You will gain the skills and qualification to enhance you career progression within Parkinson's disease and movement disorders practice.

Links with Industry

This module offers strong links with the NHS partners and consultants and experts within their field and organisations such as Parkinson's UK.

Further Study

Upon successful completion of this module it is possible that you enroll on other masters modules offered by the University such as Acute Neuroscience Care – Advancing Practice or Neuroscience and Neurological Rehabilitation.

We offer a range of courses and research degrees relevant to your area of practice.


The module will be delivered in the University's MediaCityUK campus.

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