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 - 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, and team based, approaches to maximising outcomes in people affected by stroke



This course is fully on-line.

• Week 1: Introduction

• Week 2: Stroke Risk

• Week 3: Stroke: Pre-hospital Care

•  Week 5: Stroke: 1st few hours

• Week 6: Stroke Unit Care

• Week 7: Stroke: 1st few days

• Week 9: Stroke: Evidence-based Approach

• Week 10: Stroke: Patient-centred Care

• Week 11: Maximising Recovery

• Week 12: Living with Stroke

•Week 13: Clinical Application





Assessment Items

In Term Test: Course Test

Written Assignment: Group Debate

Proposal / Plan: Education Package

Participation: Peer Marking x 3

Contact Hours

Distance Education - Callaghan

Integrated Learning Session

Online 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term