Stroke Rehabilitation

Description

Students will develop their knowledge and skills in the assessment and management of physical, psychological, communication, cognitive, perceptual, occupational and socioeconomic impact of stroke within the context of a multiprofessional, team approach. They will also learn about the mechanisms that are foundational to recovery from stroke and the factors that contribute towards better recovery outcomes. This course will cover management from the sub-acute phase through to the chronic phase, including community care and social reintegration.

Availability

WebLearn GradSchool

  • Semester 2 - 2016
  • Semester 2 - 2017

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

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 recovery after stroke.

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.

Assumed Knowledge

Ability to critically appraise the evidence.

Assessment Items

Case Study / Problem Based Learning: Case Study

Written Assignment: Group debate

Written Assignment: Maximising Recovery

Participation: Peer Marking X 3

Contact Hours

WebLearn GradSchool

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