Available in 2018

Course handbook


Health professionals have access to increasing amounts of evidence about stroke management. How do we effectively translate this evidence into clinical practice that aims at improving outcomes in 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 clinical settings and health service management systems illustrating opportunities to improve these processes.

Availability2018 Course Timetables

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  • Semester 2 - 2018

Learning outcomes

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

1. Have critically appraised the literature available to knowledge transfer and stroke management.

2. Explored the barriers and challenges relating to the transfer of stroke knowledge into clinical environments and health management systems.

3. Identified strategies to enhance the success of knowledge transfer into clinical practice relating to stroke.

4. Examined one area of clinical interest related to stroke and proposed evidence-based strategies to bridge the evidence-practice gap.



  1. Clinical decision making and reviewing.
  2. Critical appraisal of stroke evidence.
  3. Reflective practice.

Assumed knowledge

At least 2 of the following courses - EPID6420, MEDI6320, MEDI6340. Ability to critically appraise the evidence.

Assessment items

Project: Assignment Part A

Written Assignment: Assignment part B

Written Assignment: Assignment part C

Participation: Peer Marking x 2

Contact hours

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Integrated Learning Session

Online 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Online Activity

Online 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Self-Directed Learning

Self-Directed 4 hour(s) per Week for Full Term