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A34816 Stroke
(Last Updated:03 May 2017)

Year  17/18

Total Credits: 10

Level: Level 4

Target Students:  MSc Rehabilitation Psychology students. Allied health professionals, medics and those with an interest in stroke rehabilitation.  Available to JYA/Erasmus students.
  LBR Module

Taught Semesters:

SemesterAssessment
Autumn Assessed by end of Spring Semester 

Prerequisites: None

Corequisites:  None.

Summary of Content:  This two-day workshop will be aimed at a multi-professional audience and will be of particular interest to individuals who want to familiarise themselves with the current evidence for stroke rehabilitation, the gaps in current knowledge, the methodological issues and the difficulties in interpreting the evidence. Topics include recovery and rehabilitation, acute stroke care, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, perceptual problems, stroke management and speech and language therapy.

Method and Frequency of Class:
Specific Activities are not listed
Further Activity Details:
12 one-hour lectures and seminars including practical activities

Method of Assessment: 

Assessment TypeWeightRequirements
Coursework 1 100 1 x 2000 word assignment. 

Convenor: 
Professor M Walker

Education Aims:  To develop a comprehensive understanding of the knowledge base of Stroke Rehabilitation and the methods used to assess the efficacy of current clinical practice

Learning Outcomes:  

Knowledge and understanding:

  1. Scientific evidence and methods relevant to rehabilitation.
  2. Knowledge of assessment strategies for people with cognitive impairments.
  3. Knowledge of intervention strategies for people with cognitive impairments.
  4. Understanding of practical issues in the design of interventions.
  5. The processes in making rehabilitation practice evidence based.

Intellectual Skills:

  1. Analyse and interpret evidence.
  2. Display the skills of problem-solving and reasoning.
  3. Demonstrate independence of thought.
  4. Appraise critically and evaluate the findings of rehabilitation research.
  5. Critically evaluate alternative methods of assessment and treatment in rehabilitation practice.
  6. Relate theoretical background to the design of interventions.
  7. Problem-solve in relation to psychological, social and contextual issues in rehabilitation.

Professional practical skills

  1. Written communication and presentation.
  2. Time management.
  3. Ability to design and evaluate intervention programmes in rehabilitation based on research evidence.

Transferable Skills:

  1. Communicate effectively in writing.
  2. Search and retrieve information from databases and the Internet.
  3. Ability to critically evaluate research literature.
  4. Ability to integrate information from diverse sources and show breadth of vision.

Offering School:  Medicine


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