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Course code

GCSM701

Level

7

Credits

5.0

Estimated hours

50.0

To enable Registered Nurses to further develop their knowledge and practice in acute and long- term stroke management.

Learning outcomes

Apply knowledge of the pathophysiology of cerebral vascular disease and the clinical characteristics and diagnostic criteria/classification of stroke, to nursing practice.

Critically analyse the human reaction to crisis and change resulting from a stroke.

Apply knowledge of health promotion theory/frameworks to nursing practice to reduce the risk of stroke and maximise patient outcomes.

Critically reflect on the professional role of the nurse in relation to best practice guidelines for acute and long term stroke management.