Stroke Rehabilitation

Course code MEDI6340Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Medicine and Public Health

Participants will develop knowledge and skills in the assessment and team management of physical, psychological, communication, cognitive, perceptual, occupational and socioeconomic problems following stroke. They will also learn about the mechanisms that are foundational to recovery from stroke and factors that contribute towards better recovery outcomes. This course will cover management from the sub-acute phase through to the chronic phase and including community reintegration.

Available in 2015

WebLearn GradSchoolSemester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesUpon completion of this course participants will:

1. Have the skills to apply an evidence-based approach to the physical, psychological, communication, cognitive, perceptual, occupational and socioeconomic impact of stroke, using a multi-professional team approach.

2. Identify patterns of recovery and their potential impact on a stroke survivor's social context.

3. Be familiar with the outcome measures ordinarily used in stroke rehabilitation and their validity, utility and limitations.

4. Understand the mechanisms foundational to long-term stroke recovery.
ContentEvidence-based approach to stroke recovery.
Multi-professional approach to stroke rehabilitation.
Identification and management of complications post stroke.
Neuroplasticity and patterns of stroke recovery.
Replacing Course(s)N/A
TransitionN/A
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNone
Modes of DeliveryDistance Learning : IT Based
Teaching MethodsCase Study
Email Discussion Group
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Essays / Written Assignments3 x peer reviews each worth 5%
Essays / Written AssignmentsGroup assessment 20%
Essays / Written AssignmentsCase scenario 30%
Essays / Written AssignmentsWritten assessment 35%
Contact HoursSelf Directed Learning: for 4 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Case Study: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Email Discussion Group: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for MEDI6340