Professional/Short course Stroke Care

Entry year
2023/24
Course code
UZWRVJ203
Application
University
Level
Professional/Short Course
Department
School of Health and Social Wellbeing
Duration
2+ weeks
Delivery
Online
Course Director
Claire Fullbrook-Scanlon

20 credit level 6 and level 7 module

Page last updated 11 October 2022

Introduction

You may be able to study these modules at Level 6 (BSc level) or Level 7 (Masters level) depending on your academic circumstances. Please contact the CPD Team or the Module Leader for advice if you are unsure which level would be best for you.

This 20 credit Stroke Care module, available at level 6 (UZWRVJ-20-3) or level 7 (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.

On successful completion of this module, you will be able to:

  • Explore the psychological/social/ethical and political issues that impinge on practice in acute stroke care, stroke rehabilitation and longer-term recovery from stroke.
  • Discuss the impact of stroke on the lifestyle of the individual over time
  • Explore current guidance within stroke care.
  • Recognise how current evidence based practice guidance impacts on stroke care delivery.
  • 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

The level 6 (undergraduate level) module can contribute towards:

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

The level 7 (Masters level) module can contribute towards:

  • MSc Advanced Practice
  • MSc Specialist Practice

Structure

Content

The module syllabus typically includes:

  • 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

Assessment


The assessment is in the form of a 3,000 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.

Features

Study facilities

The Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences has an excellent reputation for the quality of its teaching and the facilities it provides.

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

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How to apply

How to apply

Please click on the Apply Now button to apply for your CPD module, which you can take as a stand-alone course 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.

Extra information

If the course you are applying for is fully online or blended learning, please note that you are expected to provide your own headsets/microphones.

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