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Falls, Mobility & Movement Disorders CPD Module

Falls, Mobility & Movement Disorders CPD Module

  • 01 May, 2019
  • 3 contact days
University College Cork

Presenter Name

Dr Suzanne Timmons
Module Co-ordinator

Target Participant Level


Speciality Tag

Gerontology, Neurology

Number Of Contact Hours

24 contact hours approximately

Are Refreshments Included On The Day ?


Cost to Attend

€885 (Standard)
( ISCP Member )
(ISCP Student Member )
( CIG/EG/Branch Member )

Learning Objectives

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:

  • Critically discuss the impact of aging and pathology on normal balance and gait mechanisms.
  • Holistically analyse balance dysfunction (i.e. central, vestibular and peripheral dysfunction).
  • Identify and prioritise risk factors for falls.
  • Outline the evidence for multidisciplinary falls prevention programmes.
  • Formulate appropriate patient oriented goals for motor and non-motor manifestations of Parkinson's disease.
  • Appraise the evidence for contemporary approaches to rehabilitation of movement disorders.

Event Description

Falls, Mobility and Movement Disorders introduces students from a range of different professional backgrounds to the basics of gait and balance control, falls assessment and prevention and Parkinson’s disease.

In this module, students will gain solid understanding and skills of normal and abnormal gait and balance control, leading on to falls prevention and rehabilitation and movement disorders. Falls prevention is relevant to any healthcare worker that works with older people, be it in an acute or community setting. This module is suitable for established professionals or those just commencing in their career of choice.

Module Content:


  • Physiology of gait and balance control, including vestibular, central and peripheral mechanisms
  • Normal ageing and disease effects on gait and balance
  • Vestibular dysfunction
  • Balance assessment
  • Gait and balance retraining
  • Prevalence, risk factors and outcomes of falls
  • An approach to the possible syncopal fall
  • Comprehensive falls assessment and management
  • Multidisciplinary team working in falls prevention
  • Motor and non-motor manifestations of Parkinson's disease: assessment and treatment
  • Evidence-based rehabilitation in Parkinson's disease.

Presenter Profile

Dr Timmons is a consultant geriatrician and the module co-ordinator. Lecturers on this module come from a wide variety of clinical and academic backgrounds.

Cost to Attend

The fee for this module is €885. There is also a €35 application fee. 

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