Acute Stroke Care and Support (level 4) Module

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Module delivery dates

Commencing September 2013 (dates to be announced)

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Why study with us?

The module aims to develop the student’s understanding of the effects of acute stroke on the function of key body systems enabling them to respond to the needs of individuals in the acute stages of a stroke.

Intended learning outcomes

On successful completion you will be able to:

  • Describe how a stroke occurs and its effect on key body systems.
  • Outline the diagnostics, assessments and initial treatments that occur following acute stroke.
  • Understand key physical, cognitive, psychological and social issues that can arise as a result of a stroke. 
  • Reflect upon work place interventi…

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Module delivery dates

Commencing September 2013 (dates to be announced)

* Subject to validation

Why study with us?

The module aims to develop the student’s understanding of the effects of acute stroke on the function of key body systems enabling them to respond to the needs of individuals in the acute stages of a stroke.

Intended learning outcomes

On successful completion you will be able to:

  • Describe how a stroke occurs and its effect on key body systems.
  • Outline the diagnostics, assessments and initial treatments that occur following acute stroke.
  • Understand key physical, cognitive, psychological and social issues that can arise as a result of a stroke. 
  • Reflect upon work place interventions aimed at responding to the needs of individuals in the acute stage of stroke.
What can this course lead to? This module can be taken on a stand-alone basis or as part of the University Certificate Practice Development: Stroke Care. Resources and facilities We are amongst the UK’s leading health and wellbeing faculties and are proud of the high level of support we are able to offer to our students. We provide a wide range of high-quality courses supported by expert academic and clinical practice staff. If you join us you will enjoy great facilities and learn alongside caring, committed and experienced professionals. Our employment record is excellent. Student work Assessment consists of a 20 minute oral assessment/presentation Entry requirements See course specific entry requirements listed below.

More about levels and credit

Credit and UCAS requirements Credit: 20 credits Selection criteria The selection criteria reflect those of the owning programme, University Certificate Practice Development: Stroke Care. Applicants should have NVQ level 3 in health care or equivalent level 3 qualifications. Full consideration will be given to applicants who do not have the above formal qualifications but who have significant relevant work experience within Stroke Care. All applicants should be employed in settings where they will have access to stroke patients; this could include NHS, private and voluntary providers. Applicants should have access to a suitably qualified workplace mentor. Modules HLLG4013 Acute Stroke Care and Support (20 credits at level 4) Course summary Pathology of stroke; overview of key body systems: assessment and diagnosis of acute stroke ; effects of stroke on key body systems; assessment and early intervention for physical, cognitive, perceptual, psychological, communication and social difficulties arising from stroke. Interventions to prevent and manage complications arising as a result of acute stroke, palliative care.
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