Stroke: Knowledge Transfer

Course code MEDI6350Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Medicine and Public Health

Health professionals have access to increasing amounts of evidence about stroke management. How do we effectively translate this evidence into clinical practice which enhances the outcomes of those at risk of stroke, or directly affected by stroke? In this course, health professionals will have the opportunity to explore an area of clinical practice that is of professional interest and/or concern, review the relevant evidence and investigate strategies for applying the evidence into clinical practice. The most recent literature will be reviewed, case studies analysed and theories applied to the individual clinical settings and health service management systems illustrating opportunities to improve these processes.

Available in 2015

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

1. Have critically analysed the literature available to knowledge transfer and stroke management.
2. Identified key issues in the transfer of knowledge to the clinical environment and health management systems.
3. Identified strategies to enhance the success of knowledge transfer in clinical practice.
4. Examined one area of clinical interest related to stroke and proposed evidence-based strategies to bridge the evidence-practice gap.
ContentClinical decision making and reviewing
Critical appraisal of stroke evidence
Reflective practice
Replacing Course(s)Not applicable
TransitionNot applicable
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeAt least 2 of the following courses - EPID6420, MEDI6320, MEDI6340
Modes of DeliveryDistance Learning : IT Based
Teaching MethodsEmail Discussion Group
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsEssays / Written Assignments Reflection Pass/Fails
Essays / Written Assignments Review of Clinical Practice 15%
Essays / Written Assignments Literature Review 25%
Essays / Written Assignments Professional Manuscript 40%
Other: (please specify)2 x Moderate Peer Reviews 10%
Contact HoursEmail Discussion Group: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Case Study: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Self Directed Learning: for 4 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for MEDI6350