Stroke: Acute Management
|Course code MEDI6320||Units 10||Level 6000||Faculty 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
|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 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
|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||2015 Course Timetables for MEDI6320|