Stroke: From Risk to Recovery


This course is for undergraduate students in health-related programs. You will be introduced to stroke risk, onset, management and recovery. This course will use a multi-professional, team approach to the learning experience by taking full advantage of the fact that students are from diverse health-related programs. Also, this course will have contributions from tutors and clinicians who are also from various professional programs. The course will provide you with an introductory-level of knowledge and understanding of stroke management. It will use an evidence-based approach to the learning experience utilizing the most up-to-date research and clinical guidelines as the primary source of teaching. A series of case studies and clinical scenarios will be used to apply a problem-solving approach to learning. This will be further enhanced by discussion forums which promote a rich, collaborative educational environment. This course is available as an elective for students who have an interest in improving outcomes for those at risk of, or directly affected by, stroke.


Distance Education - Callaghan

  • Semester 1 - 2015
  • Semester 1 - 2016

Learning Outcomes

1. Define stroke

2. Describe stroke risk and prevention

3. Understand stroke onset, stroke subtype and stroke classification

4. Describe stroke recovery and outcome measures

5. Develop evidence-based approaches to maximizing outcomes in people affected by stroke


This 10-12 week course will be fully on-line, with weekly resources and discussion tasks.

  • Week 1: Stroke Facts
  • Week 2: Stroke Risk
  • Week 3: Stroke Sub-type
  • Week 4: Stroke Onset
  • Week 5: Stroke Guidelines
  • Week 6: Stroke: 1st few hours
  • Week 7: Stroke: 1st few days
  • Week 8: Stroke: 1st few weeks
  • Week 9: Stroke: 1st few years
  • Week 10: Stroke team

Assessment Items

Case Study / Problem Based Learning: Case Studies

Project: Projects

Written Assignment: Essays / Written Assignments

Quiz: Quiz - On-line

Contact Hours

Distance Education - Callaghan

Integrated Learning Session

Online 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term