1 x 16-hour intensive workshop once-only
1 x 8-hour independent study weekly
1 Admission into GCCR-Graduate Certificate in Clinical Rehabilitation
1a Admission into GDPCR-Graduate Diploma in Clinical Rehabilitation
1b Admission into MCR-Master of Clinical Rehabilitation
1c Admission into MCRNPT-Master of Clinical Rehabilitation (Neurological Physiotherapy)
1d Admission into MCRNOT-Master of Clinical Rehabilitation (Neurological Occupational Therapy)
1e Admission into MNG/CR-Master of Nursing (Coursework and Research)
1f Admission into MCRA-Master of Clinical Rehabilitation [1.5 years]
1g Admission into MHCR/R-Master of Health and Clinical Research
Must Satisfy: ((1 or 1a or 1b or 1c or 1d or 1e or 1f or 1g))
Assignments; Tutorial Particpation
Topic description
This topic is a comprehensive analysis of the key principles that need to be considered when planning the ongoing rehabilitation for a person with stroke. There is an emphasis on both the acute rehabilitation priorities as well as planning rehabilitation for a life beyond the acute inpatient setting. We discuss the concepts of goals setting, multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary working in managing many issue relating to optimal stroke care. Students will research current evidence for interventions in stroke (in a clinical area of their own interest) and discuss its application to clinical practice. A number of key clinical issues will be discussed in relation to best practice and implications for service delivery.
Educational aims

The aims of this topic is to;

  • Review and update your knowledge of the risk factors, neuroanatomy and neurophysiology of stroke and stroke recovery.

  • Review and critically appraise current interventions used in the rehabilitation of people with stroke.

  • Increase understanding of the key elements in the rehabilitation throughout the lifespan of a person who has had a stroke.

Expected learning outcomes
On successful completion of this topic students will be able to:

  • List all the risk factors for stroke disease.

  • Recognise and describe the many clinical features of a stroke, and outline their impact on life and rehabilitation.

  • Describe the neurophysiological processes underlying stroke and stroke recovery.

  • Describe the role of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) and Magnetoencephalography (MEG) in investigating stroke recovery.

  • Outline the key aspects of Acute Stroke Care, and review the evidence supporting Acute Stroke Units.

  • Discuss the role of the client and family as part of the multidisciplinary team, and give examples of cultural differences that can influence the rehabilitation process.

  • Discuss the role of the patient, family, and MDT team in Goal setting.

  • Discuss the role of each team member in the multidisciplinary team, and give examples of interdisciplinary working in stroke rehabilitation.

  • Critically appraise the literature in relation to best practice around stroke rehabilitation to evaluate its evidence base.

  • Discuss the role of Education and Support as part effective discharge planning.

  • Review the current Stroke Guidelines and discuss how they can be implemented into clinical practice.