Stroke: Acute Management


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.


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  • Semester 1 - 2015
  • Semester 1 - 2016

Learning Outcomes

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


  • Stroke risk, prevention and epidemiology.
  • Cerebral anatomy and pathophysiology.
  • Acute and hyper-acute clinical practice in relation to stroke management.
  • Multi-professional team approach.

Assessment Items

Written Assignment: Assignment 1

Practical Demonstration: Group debate

Written Assignment: Assignment 2: Integrated literature review

Written Assignment: Peer marking

Contact Hours

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Integrated Learning Session

Online 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Online Activity

Online 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Self-Directed Learning

Self-Directed 4 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

This course is presented on-line.