Stroke: Acute Management

Course code MEDI6320Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Medicine and Public Health

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 approach to of the management of acute stroke in the context of a multiprofessional team approach.

Available in 2015

WebLearn GradSchoolSemester 1
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesUpon completion of this course participants will:

1. Have an awareness of the diagnosis, investigations and treatments of patients diagnosed with stroke by the multiprofessional team in the emergency and acute phases of care

2. Have the ability to function as a specialist clinician within a multiprofessional stroke team

3. Have a thorough understanding of secondary prevention, including the prevention of complications and a reduction in the risk of further strokes
ContentStroke risk, prevention and epidemiology.
Cerebral anatomy and pathophysiology.
Acute and hyper-acute clinical practice in relation to stroke management.
Multi-professional team approach.
Replacing Course(s)N/A
TransitionN/A
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNone
Modes of DeliveryDistance Learning : IT Based
Teaching MethodsEmail Discussion Group
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsLiterature Review 20%
Essays / Written Assignments3 x Peer Reviews each worth 5%
Essays / Written AssignmentsIndividual Project - 40%
Essays / Written AssignmentsGroup Project 25%
Contact HoursCase 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
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for MEDI6320