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, and multiprofessional team approach to the management of acute stroke patients and those at risk of stroke.

Faculty Faculty of Health and Medicine
School School of Medicine and Public Health
Availability Semester 1 - 2016 (WebLearn GradSchool)
Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Understand an evidence-based approach to diagnosing, investigating and managing patients at risk of stroke and/or diagnosed with acute stroke
  2. Be able to function as a specialist stroke clinician within a multiprofessionalteam and review clinical practice against nationally-agreed guidelines.
  3. Understand an evidence-based approach to primary and secondary prevention of stroke, and the prevention of, or management of post-stroke complications
  4. Be able to seek out, review and critically appraise stroke evidence and explore and describe its impact on current clinical practice.

• Stroke risk, prevention and epidemiology.

• Cerebral anatomy and pathophysiology.

• Evidence-based, acute and hyper-acute stroke management.

• Multi-professional team approach.




Assessment Items
  • Literature Review: Literature Review Part 1
  • Written Assignment: Group Debate
  • Literature Review: Literature Review Part 2
  • Participation: Peer Marking x 3
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 2016 Course Timetables for MEDI6320
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