Sample Curriculum

The following is a sample schedule and curriculum for a Parkinson's Advocates in Research training, typically a three-day program.

Please note times and courses may vary depending upon your region. Sessions are normally moderated and facilitated by regional leaders in Parkinson's research and other PDF Advocates.

Pre-Training

Dinner and Meet and Greet

  • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Day One

Breakfast and Registration

  • 6:45 AM - 8:00 AM

Welcome

  • 8:15 AM - 9:00 AM

Course: Models of Advocacy: Voice of Patient at FDA

  • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Break

  • 10:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Course: Learning the Basics: Making a Difference in Research Process

  • 10:15 AM to 12:15 PM

Lunch

  • 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

Course: Models of Advocacy and Skill Building Part 1: Critical Skills for Collaborating with Research Teams

  • 1:15 PM - 3:15 PM

Group Photo/Break

  • 3:15 PM - 3:45 PM

Course: Practice: Providing Feedback on Protocol

  • 3:45 PM - 5:00 PM

Free Time

  • 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Dinner

  • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

 

Day Two

Breakfast

  • 6:45 AM - 8:15 AM

Course: Learning the Basics: What's in Parkinson's Pipeline

  • 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Break

  • 10:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Course: Practice: Evaluating Research

  • 10:15 AM - 11:45 AM

Lunch

  • 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

Course: Learning the Basics: Thinking Critically About Ethics in Parkinson's Research

  • 12:45 PM - 2:45 PM 

Free Time

  • 2:45 PM - 3:00 PM

Course: Models of Advocacy and Skills Building Part 2: Critical Skills for Collaborating with Research Teams

  • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Free Time

  • 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Dinner

  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Day Three

Breakfast

  • 6:45 AM - 8:45 AM

Course: Skills Building: Dealing with Pitfalls and Troubleshooting

  • 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Breakfast and Checkout

  • 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Course: PDF Resources

  • 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Course: Planning: Returning to Your Community

  • 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

Wrap-Up and Farewell/Lunch

  • 12:45 PM - 2:00 PM

Now that you have a sense of what the Learning Institute curriculum includes, you may have questions about the type of work PDF Research Advocates perform.

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