Stroke: Rehabilitation

Description

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.

Availability

WebLearn GradSchool

  • Semester 2 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

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.

Content

  • Evidence-based approach to stroke recovery.
  • Multi-professional approach to stroke rehabilitation.
  • Identification and management of complications post stroke.
  • Neuroplasticity and patterns of stroke recovery.

Assessment Items

Case Study / Problem Based Learning: Case Study

Practical Demonstration: Group debate

Project: Development of an educational package

Written Assignment: Peer marking

Contact Hours

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