Parkinson's Disease

Welcome to this module which focuses on Parkinson's disease in general practice. The purpose of the module is to support General Practitioners in diagnosis & management of Parkinson's disease.  Access to the module is restricted to qualified General Practitioners and the website requires registration and an enrolment key which is provided by the ICGP. If you are a member of the public seeking information on Parkinson's disease, please use the following link:  Parkinson's Association of Ireland

Module Overview

External CPD Credits: 3
GMS Study Leave: 1/2 day
No of Lessons: 3
MCQ Assessment
Certificate of Completion


This eLearning module is divided into 3 key lessons (Lessons 1-3). Each lesson comprises a video presentation, and supplementary resources including links and downloadable material. Development of this module was funded by an unrestricted educational grant from AbbVie Ireland Limited.


        The 3 lessons are as follows:
        Lesson 1: Identifying & Diagnosing Parkinson's Disease
        This lesson focuses on the key symptoms & features which suggest a diagnosis of Parkinson's disease, and highlights the importance of the history & examination 
        Lesson 2: Pharmacological Management of Parkinson's Disease
        This lesson considers therapeutic options for management of Parkinson's disease, and addresses some common queries around the medications used
        Lesson 3: Non-Motor Symptoms (NMS) in Parkinson's Disease
        70% of patients with Parkinson's Disease will complain of Non-Motor Symptoms(NMS). This lesson emphasises the importance of recognising these symptoms, including mood disorders, and treating accordingly


The Medical Council has defined eight domains of good professional practice. These domains describe a framework of competencies applicable to all doctors across the continuum of professional development from formal medical education and training through to maintenance of professional competence. Since they describe the outcomes which doctors should strive to achieve, doctors should refer to these domains throughout the process of maintaining competence. In order to assist you in planning your professional competence, ICGP eLearning highlight the domains addressed in each module as set out below. 
NOTE: While a number of ICGP modules have a tight focus on one or two domains, most modules endeavour to address all domains to some degree (low, medium, high). This is clearly displayed in the diagram below

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Administrator:   Yvette Dalton

For members of the public wishing to learn about Parkinson's Disease we suggest the following links

Parkinson's Disease Association of Ireland

Parkinson's UK
Last modified: Monday, 5 September 2016, 3:15 PM