Stroke: Knowledge Transfer

10 Units

Health professionals have access to increasing amounts of evidence about stroke management. How do we effectively translate this evidence into clinical practice which enhances the outcomes of those at risk of stroke, or directly affected by stroke? In this course, health professionals will have the opportunity to explore an area of clinical practice that is of professional interest and/or concern, review the relevant evidence and investigate strategies for applying the evidence into clinical practice. The most recent literature will be reviewed, case studies analysed and theories applied to the individual clinical settings and health service management systems illustrating opportunities to improve these processes.

Faculty Faculty of Health and Medicine
School School of Medicine and Public Health
Availability Semester 2 - 2015 (WebLearn GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2016 (WebLearn GradSchool)
Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Have critically analysed the literature available to knowledge transfer and stroke management.
  2. Identified key issues in the transfer of knowledge to the clinical environment and health management systems.
  3. Identified strategies to enhance the success of knowledge transfer in clinical practice.
  4. Examined one area of clinical interest related to stroke and proposed evidence-based strategies to bridge the evidence-practice gap.
  • Clinical decision making and reviewing
  • Critical appraisal of stroke evidence
  • Reflective practice
Assumed Knowledge At least 2 of the following courses - EPID6420, MEDI6320, MEDI6340
Assessment Items
  • Project: Assignment: Identifying and bridging the evidence-based gap in clinical practice
  • Written Assignment: Professional publication
  • Written Assignment: Peer marking
Contact Hours
  • Integrated Learning Session: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
  • Online Activity: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
  • Self-Directed Learning: for 4 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for MEDI6350
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