Acute Stroke Management: Contemporary Perspectives

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Description

Module delivery dates

Lancaster - 23 April, 07, 21 and 28 May 2014; 09:30 - 16:30 hours

You will need to attend one of the induction days prior to commencing your first module; these are running in Lancaster on 18 or 19 September 2013 (you only need to attend one date), 08 January 2014 and 26 March 2014 and in Carlisle on 20 September 2013, 07 January 2014 and 25 March 2014. If you have studied at the University of Cumbria in the past two years the requirement to attend the induction day may be waived.

Closing date for applications

The closing date for applications is 5 working days prior to the module start date or, if this is your first module, 5 working days prior to the induction date.

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Module delivery dates

Lancaster - 23 April, 07, 21 and 28 May 2014; 09:30 - 16:30 hours

You will need to attend one of the induction days prior to commencing your first module; these are running in Lancaster on 18 or 19 September 2013 (you only need to attend one date), 08 January 2014 and 26 March 2014 and in Carlisle on 20 September 2013, 07 January 2014 and 25 March 2014. If you have studied at the University of Cumbria in the past two years the requirement to attend the induction day may be waived.

Closing date for applications

The closing date for applications is 5 working days prior to the module start date or, if this is your first module, 5 working days prior to the induction date.

Why study with us?

The aim of this module is to explore the contemporary perspectives of acute stroke management.

Finance

If you are employed within NHS North West and this module is to be funded by your employing Trust, please contact your Line Manager and CPD Lead for advice relating to funding and the funding application process.

What can this course lead to? This module can be studied as part of the University Advanced Diploma (UAD) Practice Development: Stroke and Neuro Rehabilitation. 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.

Entry requirements

Evidence of prior successful study at underpinning level.

More information about levels and credits.

Selection criteria

You should have experience within and / or access to the acute stroke setting.

You must participate in the formative components of the module in order to successfully pass the module.

Modules

HLLG6007 Acute Stroke Management: Contemporary Perspectives (20 credits level 6)

Intended learning outcomes

On successful completion, you will be able to

  1. Critically explore the macroscopic and microscopic structure and function of the brain
  2. Critically examine the initial presentation of acute stroke with respect to neuroanatomy and intracranial dynamics
  3. Critically discuss the role of the health professional in the diagnosis and early intervention of acute stroke in line with evidence based protocol
  4. Critically examine the role and responsibilities of the multidisciplinary team in the initial assessment, stabilisation and contemporary management of the client presenting with acute stroke
Indicative core bibliography

Department of Health (2007) National Stroke Strategy. London, DH.

Fitzgerald MIT, Folan-Curran J, Tibbitts R, Richardson P (2001) Clinical Neuroanatomy & Related Neuroscience: Basic & Clinical.

Mark F, Connors B, Paradiso M (2006) Neuroscience: Exploring the Brain.

National Audit Office (2005) Reducing Brain Damage: Faster access to better stroke care. London, NAO.

National Institute for Health & Clinical Excellence (NICE) (2008) CG68 Stroke: NICE guideline: 23 July 2008. Stroke: Diagnosis & Initial Management of Acute Stroke & Transient Ischaemic Attack (TIA).

National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) (27 June 2007): TA122 Alteplase for the treatment of ischaemic stroke (acute): guidance.

Royal College of Physicians (July 2008) National Clinical Guideline for Stroke (3rd ed). RCP Publications

Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN) (Dec 2008) SIGN 108: Management of patients with Stroke or TIA: Assessment, Investigation, Immediate Management and Secondary Prevention: A National Clinical Guideline

Uchino K, Pary J, Grotta J (2007) Acute Stroke Care. Cambridge University Press.

Warlow C, Sandercock P, Hanley G, Gijn JV (2008) Stroke: Practical Management.

Course summary

Macroscopic and microscopic structure of cerebral hemispheres, cerebellum, brainstem, limbic system, cranial nerves, neuronal pathways, clinical presentation of acute cerebral event, cerebral circulation, cerebral metabolism, Cerebral ischaemia – aetiology and pathophysiology, intracranial haemodynamics, principles of initial acute stroke assessment and management, diagnostics: neuro imaging, modalities and interpretation, implementation of Local and National guidelines, thrombolysis: principles and practice, role of multidisciplinary team in acute stroke assessment and management

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