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 - 2014 (WebLearn GradSchool)

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


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.

Replacing Course(s) N/A
Transition N/A
Industrial Experience 0
Assumed Knowledge None
Modes of Delivery Distance Learning : IT Based
Teaching Methods Email Discussion Group
Self Directed Learning
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
Compulsory Components None listed
Course Materials None listed
Timetable 2014 Course Timetables for MEDI6320

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