Single Module Level 7

Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorder (Level 7, 30 credits)

School of Health and Society




One semester

Next enrolment

September 2024


In a nutshell

On this module, 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. The module can also be studied as part of the MSc Nursing programme. 


You will:

  • be taught by clinicians from one of the largest neuroscience centres in the UK
  • benefit from blended learning, at MediaCityUK and online
  • enhance your knowledge and skills
Course details

All about the course

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 skills to provide a critical overview 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. You will develop your understanding of the epidemiology, pathophysiology and aetiology of movement disorders and come to systematically understand the physical, psychological and psychosocial issues which impact on the service user and their family/carers.

Please note that it may not be possible to deliver the full list of options every year as this will depend on factors such as how many students choose a particular option. Exact modules may also vary in order to keep content current. When accepting your offer of a place to study on this programme, you should be aware that not all optional modules will be running each year. Your tutor will be able to advise you as to the available options on or before the start of the programme. Whilst the University tries to ensure that you are able to undertake your preferred options, it cannot guarantee this.

What will I be doing?

  • 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

The School of Health and Society

The School of Health and Society is a forward-thinking, dynamic school with a commitment to lifelong learning and real world impact.

Our courses are informed by the latest research and we work closely with organisations from both the public and private sector to ensure our teaching is at the forefront of practice.

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What about after uni?

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.

The module can also be taken as part of the MSc Nursing programme. You may also choose to enrol on other master's level modules such as Acute Neuroscience Care – Advancing Practice.

Career Links

We work with over 100 health and social care organisations so our links with industry are very strong. These relationships will be of direct benefit to you because our academic team work in practice in some of these organisations at a senior level so are able to keep you at the forefront of developments in the sector, which in turn help you provide a better service.


What you need to know

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.

    Standard entry requirements

    Previous study and experience

    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 of prior learning (APL)

    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).

    How much?

    Type of study Year Fees
    Full-time home 2023/24 £1,425.00per year
    Full-time home 2024/25 £1,470.00per year

    Additional costs

    You should also consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits.

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    Enrolment dates

    September 2024

    January 2025

    September 2025