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Module code:CLNE0026 (Add to my personalised list)
Title:Treatment (HASU and Service Delivery)
Credit value:15
Division:Institute of Neurology
Module organiser (provisional):Dr Rob Simister and Dr Gill Cluckie
Organiser's location:Queen Square & St Georges
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 teach about all aspects of the hyperacute stroke unit – both the system and the types of evidence based treatments delivered there (eg iv thrombolysis), including contraindications and complications. The student is encouraged to consider how ongoing research will change the way stroke is treated in the future. It also covers unusual causes of stroke and their treatment eg vasculitis, spinal cord infarct. It also has a section on stroke in different population groups such as children, young adults and during pregnancy.  
Module aims:To teach give the student a grasp how acute stroke cases are evaluated for thrombolysis and the complications which may arise. To teach about the stroke service pathway and how it is structured.  
Module objectives:1. To evaluate a case for thrombolysis with an explanation of the reasons for and against giving treatment 2. List clinical and imaging markers which predict a poor prognosis in intracerebral haemorrhage 3. Evaluate the current evidence for endovascular treatment 4. List which clinical features can be used to define the dying phase in stroke patients 5. Discuss why early supported discharge has not been as successful as predicted on a national scale  
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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: Pre-hospital care; Intravenous thrombolysis : the evidence; Intracerebral Haemorrhage: acute treatments; Intravenous thrombolysis : clinical decision making :grey cases; Mechanical Recanalisation; Functional stroke; Endovascular simulation session; Medical management of Stroke: Acute Phase; Malignant Ischaemic Stroke; Stroke in Children; Neurosurgery for Intracerebral Haemorrhage; Carotid Revascularisation; Stroke in Young Adults; Management of Dysphagia; Atypical Stroke - Infective causes, CVST / SBE / spinal stroke; Atypical Stroke - RCVS/ Vasculitis /Drugs & Non atherosclerotic arteriopathies; Pregnancy and Stroke; Bladder dysfunction; Stroke & HIV; ESD & Complex Discharge Planning; Stroke and End of Life Care; Stroke in Deaf Users of Signed Languages;  Post Stroke Cognitive Impairment; The Evidence for Acute Stroke Units; Intravenous Pathway Problems; Quality Markers in Stroke Care; Patient Experience workshop; ICH classification /investigation and treatment;  
Taking this module as an option?:This module is available as an optional module 
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Last updated:2018-08-07 11:02:15 by skgtmfu