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Stand Alone Module
Stroke Management and Care
- 15 Weeks
- Start Dates:
- September and February
- Uxbridge: 24 September, 1, 15 & 29 October, 19 & 26 November and 3 December. Bromsgrove: TBC
- Uxbridge Campus and Life after Stroke Centre, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
- Available on request
- Key Contact:
- The Enquiries Team - Uxbridge
- 01494 603 171
- Key Contact:
- Cate Burke - Bromsgrove
- 07852 389736
Is this course suitable for me?
The module is open to all nurses and health care practitioners providing care and management to people who have suffered a stroke. This module focuses on the care and management issues that occur for a patient who has experienced a stroke in order to promote quality of life and management of any long term effects.
Stroke is the third biggest killer and the leading cause of severe disability in the UK. Each year over 150,000 people suffer a stroke. The Stroke Association recognises the huge impact a stroke can have and is the only national charity solely concerned with helping everyone affected. In collaboration with The Stroke Association, Bucks New University has developed this course with the intention of increasing the awareness of health care professionals and others who care for stroke patients about its consequences, in order to enable improvement in care provision, management and quality of life.
The module aims to enable health care practitioners through development of their
knowledge and skills to provide quality care to patients who have had a stroke and are being managed in either acute or primary care.
- Epidemiology of Stroke
- Anatomy, physiology and patho-physiology of the brain
- Primary prevention of stroke-risk factors, culture and ethnicity
- Assessing and managing risk factors for stroke
- Emergency admission and care
- Nutrition and stroke
- Stroke and vision
- Stroke rehabilitation
- Stroke and sexuality
- End of life care -Religious and cultural issues in end of life care
- An inter-professional approach to stroke care and management
- Future trends – researching stroke
What will I learn?
On successful completion of the module, you will be able to:
- Critically apply biological understanding to the physical status of a patient who has experienced a stroke.
- Through assessment demonstrate a critical insight into the main consequences of a stroke and indicate the key aspects of care management that impact on a patients quality of life.
- Appraise the evidence that underpins intervention for the management of such a key aspect of care management, with reference to interprofessional working.
- Evaluate the effectiveness of care provision for a patient who has experienced a stroke
The 30 credits gained from this module can also be used towards a ‘Top Up’ Degree by enrolling on the BSc (Hons) Health Care Practice. In order to complete this degree you can automatically transfer these credits on enrolment within a two year period, otherwise application through the CATs Committee will apply.
Knowledge and skills framework (KSF)
This module will address elements of the following KSF’s dimensions:
Communication; Personal and people development; Heath safety and security; Service improvement; Quality, Equality and diversity; Health & well being (1 – 8)
Teaching and learning
Each study day will consist of varying teaching methods in the delivery and exploration of the key areas of biology, assessment and care management, these methods will include lectures; group work; discussion; debate. In addition each study day will be supported with exercises through VLE (blackboard) in order to consolidate learning for you focused towards achievement of the learning outcomes within the assignment.
- We’ll be looking for a minimum of six months’ post qualification experience within the speciality.
- A minimum of 60 credits at Level 5 or the equivalent is required for Level 6.
- A minimum of 60 credits at Level 4 or the equivalent is required for Level 5.
- Students should have the support of your clinical manager.
- Opportunity to work outside usual clinical area, if necessary, to gain specific clinical competence.
How to make an application
Please contact the Enquiries Team on 01494 603 171 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Students funded by the NHS or other employer
If the cost of your course is being funded by your employer, please contact your education lead or manager for guidance as to how they would prefer you to make an application.