Stroke: From Risk to Recovery

Course code MEDI3330Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Medicine and Public Health

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 fully on-line and available as an elective for students who have an interest in improving outcomes for those at risk of, or directly affected by, stroke.

Available in 2015

Distance Education - CallaghanSemester 1
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesOn successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
• Define stroke
• Describe stroke risk and prevention
• Understand stroke onset, stroke subtype and stroke classification
• Describe stroke recovery and outcome measures
• Develop evidence-based approaches to maximizing outcomes in people affected by stroke
ContentThis 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
Replacing Course(s)If approved, MEDI3330 will combine two undergraduate electives: MEDI3320 and MEDI3340 into one undergraduate elective.
TransitionMEDI3330 will combine the aims, objectives and resources of MEDI3320 and MEDI3340. MEDI3320 was offered for the last time in 2013 and MEDI3340 was offered for the last time in 2012.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNone
Modes of DeliveryDistance Learning : IT Based
Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Teaching MethodsCase Study
Email Discussion Group
Problem Based Learning
Integrated Learning
Self Directed Learning
Student Projects
Assessment Items
Case Studies
Essays / Written Assignments
Quiz - On-line
Contact HoursCase Study: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentN/A
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for MEDI3330