Stroke Care

University of the West of England, Bristol
Delivery Method: Face-to-face

This course is offered at Level 3 (Degree) and Masters level and is delivered at our Glenside Campus. To apply you must be a registered healthcare practitioner.

Course content 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.

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


Delivery will include a variety of approaches, such as technology enhanced learning, lectures and seminars, enquiry based learning and case based learning. Study time will total 48 hours contact using online and face to face activities.

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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