Epidemiology and Prevention of Stroke

  • 23 hours
  • 4 days
  • 29 January 2020


This four-day course for healthcare professionals provides an introduction to the epidemiological principles governing stroke research.

This course is run by the UCL Institute of Neurology in Queen Square.

Course content

Lecture topics will include:

  • Primary prevention of stroke
  • Global trends and impact of ethnicity
  • Anti hypertensive therapy
  • Mendelian randomisation as an epidemiological tool in stroke

You'll also attend a two-hour workshop on stroke epidemiology.

Who this course is for

This course is for healthcare professionals involved in stroke medicine, including:

  • doctors (all grades)
  • nurses
  • therapists
  • psychologists
  • scientists

You should have an upper second-class Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.

Teaching and structure

Lectures, followed by a tutorial, take place once a week on Wednesdays (from 29 January to 19 February 2020.

You can take this course as either:

  • a standalone short course for CPD purposes 
  • a 'taster module' that allows you to earn UCL credits which can be used towards a postgraduate qualification at UCL if you enrol within five years

You can find out more about the MSc/PGDip/PGCert Stroke Medicine courses, including entry requirements, on the Institute of Neurology's website.

Assessment and certificates

You'll receive a certificate of attendance if you complete the course. 

The short course isn't assessed. If you're taking the course as a taster module you'll need to complete one assessment - a multiple choice questionnaire.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this course you should be able to:

  • evaluate a large scale stroke study
  • describe global trends in stroke
  • describe the impact on stroke risk of gender, ethnicity
  • understand how big linkage data can be used in stroke epidemiology
  • evaluate the currently used stroke outcome measures


The fees are:

  • £750 - short course 
  • £950 - module 

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Course team

Professor David Werring

David is Professor of Clinical Neurology at UCL Institute of Neurology, Queen Square, and Honorary Consultant Neurologist at UCLH and The National Hospital, Queen Square. He runs a specialist outpatient service for patients with cerebral small vessel disease and a one-stop intracranial haemorrhage clinic at Queen Square with same-day neuroimaging, neuropsychological assessment, specialist nurse and consultant opinions.

Dr Sumanjit Gill

Sumanjit is a Consultant Stroke Physician and Senior Teaching Fellow at UCL Institute of Neurology. She developed the Stroke MSc course and is now the course co-director. She's on the faculty of the IMPACT course as both a teacher and curriculum developer. Her clinical work in Stroke services involves the whole patient journey, from acute care through to the recovery phase.

Course information last modified: 03 Apr 2019, 13:10