Movement disorders are very common worldwide, knowing no race or ethnic background. Movement disorders are common cause of disability especially in alder people.
The 11th module of ebrain, edited by Naheed Khan covers the full spectrum of movement disorders. There are all-together 26 sessions including Parkinsonian syndromes, dystonia, tremor, chorea, tics, myoclonus, cerebellar disorders and others.
Parkinson disease was covered by Neuropenews in March 2014.
The session Classification and Epidemiology of Movement Disorders (http://www.ebrainjnc.com/learning/course/view.php?id=327) provides an approach to understanding movement disorders and their classification. An overview of the pathophysiology of these disorders and how common they are in the population is also given. It is discussed terminology, defining the types of abnormal movement which are seen in a number of different disorders and giving examples of the diseases with which they are associated. Next, the session covers the neuroanatomical basis of involuntary movements and finally, it provides an estimation of the prevalence of the more common movement disorders in a typical district general hospital.
Five sessions are dedicated to tremor: classification and management, features and treatment of parkinsonian, essential tremor, cerebellar tremor ataxia as well as rare cases of tremor (http://www.ebrainjnc.com/learning/course/view.php?id=317&sesskey=YcGONDjEvu).
Covering clinical features, pathophysiology, genetics and management, in addition to being core material for any neurologist, many sessions are also of relevance sleep specialists, geneticists and psychiatrists, cerebellar tremor ataxia.
Ebrain is the largest and most comprehensive web-based training resource in clinical neurosciences, both for training and continuous professional development. Access is free for EAN members, and membership applications & individual passwords can be received via the EAN Head Office at firstname.lastname@example.org. There are over 600 sessions each with built-in self-assessment questions.