New neurodegenerative diseases course launches

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December 2020: Clinic staff have contributed to the development of a new course to increase understanding about MND, Parkinson's, MS and other conditions. 

A new online academic course, 'Introduction to Neurodegenerative Diseases' has been developed by staff at The University of Edinburgh Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences, working with colleagues here at the Clinic.

The module, which involves approximately 10 hours of study over a maximum of 12 weeks, will introduce learners to motor neurone disease, Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis and cognition and neurodegeneration from both clinical and nursing angles. It will cover causes, symptoms, progression and current therapeutic strategies. We believe improving knowledge of these conditions is essential to improving future treatment and care.

Anyone can sign up to take the course as part of the own CPD (continuing professional development) or just for their own interest. The course is most suitable for clinicians and scientists with an interest in neurology. There are no minimum entry requirements; however, to gain the most from the course, we strongly suggest that applicants hold a higher education qualification, for example Diploma or BSc (Hons), and are fluent in English reading, listening and writing.

Find out more details about the course on the University of Edinburgh website.

This article was published on: Thursday, December 03, 2020