Stroke: Acute Management
|Course code MEDI6320||Units 10||Level 6000||Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Medicine and Public Health|
This course will cover cerebral circulation, stroke classification, stroke severity scales, range of investigations, differential diagnosis, acute intervention (including thrombolysis), and the complications of acute stroke in the context of multidisciplinary team management.
Available in 2014
|Objectives||Upon completion of this course participants will:|
1. Have an awareness of the diagnosis, investigations and treatments of patients diagnosed with stroke by the multi-disiplinary team in the emergency and acute phases of care
2. Have the ability to function as a specialist clinician within a multidisciplinary stroke team
3. Have a thorough understanding of secondary prevention, including 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||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
|Timetables||2014 Course Timetables for MEDI6320|