Stroke Care
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11 weeks




CPD/Short courses


Coventry University


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This module aims to provide students with the opportunity to explore ‘best practice’ in managing stroke and transient ischaemic attack (T.I.A). Students will be able to learn about risk prevention, acute rehabilitation, pathophysiology and urgent treatment.

Course detail

Furthermore, the module will cover the long term effects of recovery or disability from the patient’s and the carer’s perspectives in order to follow the patient’s journey across all settings.

This module provides students with the opportunity to gain:

  • Up-to-date knowledge within the field of stroke delivery services, allowing them to expand their career prospects.
  • Valuable skills in order to provide effective support to individuals affected by stroke.

Benefits include:

  • Academic credit for a named award.
  • Opportunity to network with fellow students from a range of disciplines and specialities.
  • Access to experts.
  • Opportunity to build to a full degree.
  • Individuals will be able to challenge current practice and embed evidence based practice into their delivery of care.
  • Individuals gain greater job satisfaction which leads to a deeper commitment to service delivery and patient care.

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On successful completion of this module you should be able to:

  • Examine the pathophysiology related to stroke and T.I.A.
  • Discuss the risk factors and preventive measures in relation to stroke and T.I.A.
  • Assess, plan and implement holistic care of individuals affected by stroke.
  • Understand the roles and responsibilities of those involved in the caring of individuals affected by stroke.
  • Evaluate the design and delivery of current models of stroke and T.I.A reflecting on National Guidance and local pathways.

How will this course be taught

This module will be delivered through a combination of directed and self-directed activity.

Autumn term: Wednesdays 1.30pm - 4.30pm

Induction will take place on the first day of each module (excluding Mentoring).

We welcome students with disabilities. We recognise that education is a right for all who can benefit from it and that students with disabilities have an equal right of access to higher education. Our staff also recognise that individuals with disabilities are the best source of expertise about themselves and their needs. All students with disabilities should be able to participate as far as is reasonably practical in the educational and social activities we make available. Such students should be encouraged to expect equal treatment as individuals and that they and their work will be considered solely on the basis of their quality. 

For further information please contact the Disabilities Officer on 024 7688 8029 or email

Lectures – 30 hours

Guided student activity – 20 hours

Self-guided student activity – 150 hours

Total activity – 200 hours

Entry requirements

  • Ability to study at level 3.


  • Coursework 1: 3000 word essay (100% of module mark).

How will this course enhance my career prospects?

  • Successful completion of degree level modules can enable progression to master’s degree studies in a range of Health Care and Professional Practice studies which are offered at Coventry University.
  • Upon the successful completion of this module students should possess the qualities and knowledge to assist their further development as professionals within the field of stroke care delivery services.