Doctor feeling the wrist of an elderly lady

Professional course

Stroke Care

20 credit Level 3 or Masters level module

About this course

Course code:
UZWRVJ203
Applications:
University
Level:
Professional/Short Course
Department:
Nursing and Midwifery
Campus:
Glenside
Course director:
Claire Fullbrook-Scanlon

Page last updated 2 November 2017

Introduction

This Stroke Care module, available at level 3 (undergraduate) UZWRVJ-20-3 or Masters level (Postgraduate) UZWRVK-20-M, is student centred and collaborative.

The module will explore the psychological/social/ethical and political issues that impinge on practice in acute stroke care, stroke rehabilitation and longer-term recovery from stroke.

You will discuss with the group the impact of stroke on the lifestyle of the individual over time whilst exploring current guidance within stroke care.

You will recognise how current evidence based practice guidance impacts on stroke care delivery and demonstrate an understanding of service improvement and development within your practice.

Entry requirements

This module is for registered healthcare practitioners who are working with people who have had a stroke.

Careers / Further study

level 3 (Undergraduate level) UZWRVJ-20-3 module can contribute towards:

BSc ( Hons) Specialist Practice
BSc (Hons) Professional Studies

Masters level (postgraduate level) UZWRVK-20-M module can contribute towards:

MSc Advanced Practice
MSc Specialist Practice

Structure

Content

  • Recognition of risk factors for stroke.
  • Understanding the importance and relevance of hyper acute stroke care.
  • Methods of management of physical and cognitive impairments in relation to promoting optimum recovery of function. This will include management of dysphagia and aphasia
  • Ethical and legal issues relating to stroke care
  • Impact of stroke on the family, carers and significant others
  • Living with stroke following hospital discharge
  • End of Life care
  • Aspects of the complete stroke pathway.

Learning and Teaching

A variety of approaches will be used which may include:

  • Technology enhanced learning
  • Lectures and Seminars
  • Enquiry based learning
  • Case based learning

Study time

A total of 48 hours contact using online face to face activities.

Assessment

The assessment strategy has been chosen to allow you to critically analyse and evaluate an area specific to your own clinical practice within stroke care. It should demonstrate a critical knowledge and understanding of current clinical guidance and highlight areas for improving practice.

The assessment is in the form of a 3000 word essay using a case study from practice and relating it specifically to an aspect of clinical care that would benefit from critical assessment and change of practice to enhance clinical care.

Prices and dates

Supplementary fee information

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Please note: Priority will be given to applications received through our funded educational contracts.  Places on this module will be limited for applications received outside of this funding.  Please check with your employer as a funded contract place may still be available to support your learning.

Dates

Please see our timetable for full date information. 

How to apply

How to apply

You will apply online for your CPD modules, which you can take as stand-alone courses or as part of an undergraduate or postgraduate (Masters level) programme.

Please note: Priority will be given to applications received through our funded educational contracts.  Places on this module will be limited for applications received outside of this funding.  Please check with your employer as a funded contract place may still be available to support your learning.

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