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Parkinson's disease

Parkinson's disease

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Time to Complete

1 hour


April 1, 2016


March 29, 2018

Programme Description

Dr Benjamin Simpson provides an in-depth overview of Parkinson’s disease, including information on risk factors and prognosis as well as advice on diagnosis and treatment. Key learning points for healthcare professionals include genetic susceptibility, motor and non-motor features, and the role of structural imaging.

Educational Objectives

After reading this article healthcare professionals should be better able to:
  • Give an account of the aetiology of Parkinson’s disease, including known risk factors
  • Describe the main motor and non-motor symptoms of Parkinson’s disease
  • Be aware of management options including deep brain stimulation
  • Refer patients with symptoms of Parkinson’s disease to an appropriate specialist
  • Author

    Activity and test author
    Dr Benjamin Simpson
    Consultant neurologist
    University Hospitals Leicester


    This is a learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 1 learning credit (1 hour learning). This credit award is recommended by MIMS Learning based on completing the activity and reflecting on what you have learned. If you spend less time on the activity we recommend claiming fewer credits.

    Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully answered all the test questions and completed your evaluation. You will then receive your MIMS Learning CPD certificate, which will be added to your CPD organiser for access at any time and may be exported to the Clarity & RCGP Appraisal Toolkit for GPs.


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    • A computer with an internet connection
    • Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 7.x or higher, Firefox 4.x or higher, Safari 2.x or higher, or any other W3C standards compliant browser
    • Additional Software: Adobe Flash Player and/or an HTML 5 capable browser maybe required for video or audio playback. PowerPoint or Adobe Acrobat Reader may occasionally be required