Stroke:  Acute Management

10 Units

This course will cover cerebral circulation, stroke classification, stroke severity scales, range of investigations, differential diagnosis, acute intervention (including thrombolysis), and the complications of acute stroke in the context of multiprofessional team management.

Faculty Faculty of Health and Medicine
School School of Medicine and Public Health
Availability Semester 1 - 2014 (WebLearn GradSchool)

Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course participants will:

  1. Have an awareness of the diagnosis, investigations and treatments of patients diagnosed with stroke by the multiprofessional team in the emergency and acute phases of care

  2. Have the ability to function as a specialist clinician within a multiprofessional stroke team

  3. Have a thorough understanding of secondary prevention, including the prevention of complications and a reduction in the risk of further strokes


Stroke risk, prevention and epidemiology. Cerebral anatomy and pathophysiology. Acute and hyper-acute clinical practice in relation to stroke management. Multi-professional team approach.

Assumed Knowledge None
Assessment Items
  • Essays / Written Assignments - Literature Review 20%
  • Essays / Written Assignments - 3 x Peer Reviews each worth 5%
  • Essays / Written Assignments - Individual Project - 40%
  • Essays / Written Assignments - Group Project 25%
Contact Hours
  • Case Study: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
  • Email Discussion Group: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
  • Self Directed Learning: for 4 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for MEDI63201

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