Stroke: Acute Management

10 Units

Students will develop knowledge and skills in cerebral circulation, stroke risk and prevention and stroke classification. They will also learn about stroke severity scales, differential diagnosis, acute stroke investigations, and interventions (including thrombolysis) and acute post-stroke complications. This course will explore an evidence-based approach to of the management of acute stroke in the context of a multiprofessional team approach.

Faculty Faculty of Health and Medicine
School School of Medicine and Public Health
Availability Semester 1 - 2015 (WebLearn GradSchool)
Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  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.
Assessment Items
  • Written Assignment: Assignment 1
  • Practical Demonstration: Group debate
  • Written Assignment: Assignment 2: Integrated literature review
  • Written Assignment: Peer marking
Contact Hours
  • Integrated Learning Session: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
  • Online Activity: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
  • Self-Directed Learning: for 4 hour(s) per Week for Full Term (This course is presented on-line.)
Course Materials
  • Oxford Textbook of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disease
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for MEDI6320
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