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Module code:CLNE0025 (Add to my personalised list)
Title:Clinical Manifestations of Stroke
Credit value:15
Division:Institute of Neurology
Module organiser (provisional):Dr Rupert Oliver and Dr Richard Perry
Organiser's location:Queen Square
Available for students in Year(s):
Module prerequisites:Minimum upper second class (2:1) Honours degree in related health sciences subject (e.g. nursing, physiotherapy, speech and language, occupational therapy, physiology, psychology); or a medical degree from a UK University, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. 
Module outline:The focus of this module is to enable the student to localise a stroke using clinical history, signs and imaging findings. It also contains lectures on stroke classification and risk stratification of transient ischaemia. The consequences of stroke affecting the senses are also covered: vision, hearing and the balance system. There is also a lecture on the ethics of stroke giving the guiding principles of how to manage some of the difficult situations in stroke such as feeding and the end of life. 
Module aims:To enable students to localise and classify a stroke by clinical presentation and aetiology. To understand the ethical principles of patient management.  
Module objectives:1. To localise a stroke (hemisphere, circulation) and identify what the stroke syndrome is 2. To understand how anatomical variants can lead to varied presentations and be amenable to alternative treatment options 3. Be able to define features in the clinical history which identify common mimics eg seizures, migraine 4. Evaluate the stroke risk in a patient with TIA 5. Construct an argument using ethical principles in scenarios such as feeding, end of life  
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Module assessment:

PG FHEQ Level 7

  • Standard assessment pattern:
    • Essay (2000 words) 100.00%
Notes:Please note: Titles of lectures may change from year to year. Lectures will have a greater clinical or basic science emphasis depending on the topic taught: Clinical Classification of Stroke; Clinical Presentation and Anatomy; Cerebral Circulation; Posterior Circulation Stroke; Anterior Circulation Stroke; Definitions of Stroke and TIA; Lacunar stroke; Stroke mimics; Stroke and Vision; Stroke and Vertigo; TIA Case histories; Stroke and Migraine; Stroke and Hearing; Stroke and Seizures; Obliterative Arteriopathies and Moya Moya; ABCD2 and prognosticating; ICH and Ischaemic Stroke; ICH and AVM; Secondary ICH; Stroke and Subarachnoid Haemorrhage;  
Taking this module as an option?:This module is available as an optional module 
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Last updated:2018-08-07 11:02:27 by skgtmfu