Stroke Onset and Acute Management
|Course code MEDI3320||Units 10||Level 3000||Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Medicine and Public Health|
Students participating in this course will learn about stroke risk factors, cerebral circulation, stroke classification and severity scales, a range of investigations and neuroimaging techniques, differential diagnosis, hyper-acute intervention including thrombolysis, and the management of acute stroke. They will also review the multi-professional team approach and the Stroke Unit model of care.
Not available in 2014
|Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008|
|Objectives||Upon completion of this course participants will:|
1. Have an awareness of the risk factors, diagnosis, investigations and treatments of patients diagnosed with acute stroke or at risk of stroke.
2. Have the ability to function as a member of a multi-professional stroke team.
3. Have a thorough understanding of primary and secondary prevention, and the prevention of complications and a reduction in the risk of further strokes.
|Content||Stroke risk, prevention and epidemiology.|
Cerebral anatomy and pathophysiology.
Acute and hyper-acute clinical practice in relation to stroke management.
Multi-professional team approach.
|Modes of Delivery||Distance Learning : IT Based|
|Teaching Methods||Case Study|
Email Discussion Group
Self Directed Learning
|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