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Module code:CLNE0027 (Add to my personalised list)
Title:Epidemiology of Stroke
Credit value:15
Division:Institute of Neurology
Module organiser (provisional):Dr Suman Gill and Prof David Werring
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:A module to teach how stroke incidence, prevalence and outcomes are measured and how these are related to ethnicity and risk factors. Stroke prevention is taught from the medical management of vascular risk factors through to intervention for intra and extra cranial arterial disease. The genetics of stroke is also covered as is the use of big linkage data in vascular research.  
Module aims:To teach about measuring stroke prevalence and outcomes. To highlight the importance of secondary prevention and the possible treatment targets. 
Module objectives:1. To be able to discuss the differential effects of stroke risk factors 2. To know national guideline targets for cholesterol, blood pressure, alcohol intake 3. To discuss the advantages and disadvantages of oral anticoagulation 4. To know possible genetic treatment targets which are being developed 5. Be able to describe the changing stroke prevalence in global terms and give reasons for this 6. To know the impact of ethnicity on stroke and suggest how this information should be used in public health campaigns  
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Module assessment:

PG FHEQ Level 7

  • Standard assessment pattern:
    • MCQ (one hour) 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: Evidence for Vascular Risk Factors as the cause of stroke; Mendelian Randomisation as an Epidemiological Tool in Stroke; Epidemiology of Stroke and TIA; Global Epidemiology and Effects of Ethnicity Stroke; Genetic Risk Factors; Stroke Outcomes; Primary and secondary prevention of ICH; Antithrombotic Therapy; Antihypertensive therapy; Lipid Modifying Therapy; Primary Prevention of Stroke; Large Artery Stroke Prevention : carotids; Large Artery Stroke Prevention : intracranial arteries; Genetics of Intracranial aneurysms; Sleep and Stroke; Asymptomatic Vascular Disease; Epidemiology workshop; Cardioembolic Stroke Prevention;  
Taking this module as an option?:This module is available as an optional module 
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Last updated:2018-07-17 14:09:12 by uczraad