Stroke Rehabilitation

10 Units

Participants will develop knowledge and skills in the assessment and team management of physical, psychological, communication, cognitive, perceptual, occupational and socioeconomic problems following stroke. They will also learn about the mechanisms that are foundational to recovery from stroke and factors that contribute towards better recovery outcomes. This course will cover management from the sub-acute phase through to the chronic phase and including community reintegration.

Faculty Faculty of Health and Medicine
School School of Medicine and Public Health
Availability Semester 2 - 2014 (WebLearn GradSchool)

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


Upon completion of this course participants will:

  1. Have the skills to apply an evidence-based approach to the physical, psychological, communication, cognitive, perceptual, occupational and socioeconomic impact of stroke, using a multi-professional team approach.

  2. Identify patterns of recovery and their potential impact on a stroke survivor’s social context.

  3. Be familiar with the outcome measures ordinarily used in stroke rehabilitation and their validity, utility and limitations.

  4. Understand the mechanisms foundational to long-term stroke recovery.


Evidence-based approach to stroke recovery. Multi-professional approach to stroke rehabilitation. Identification and management of complications post stroke. Neuroplasticity and patterns of stroke recovery.

Replacing Course(s) N/A
Transition N/A
Industrial Experience 0
Assumed Knowledge None
Modes of Delivery Distance Learning : IT Based
Teaching Methods Case Study
Email Discussion Group
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
  • Essays / Written Assignments - 3 x peer reviews each worth 5%
  • Essays / Written Assignments - Group assessment 20%
  • Essays / Written Assignments - Case scenario 30%
  • Essays / Written Assignments - Written assessment 35%
Contact Hours
  • Self Directed Learning: for 4 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
  • Case Study: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
  • Email Discussion Group: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components None listed
Course Materials None listed
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for MEDI63401

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