Principles of stroke practice, NU3135 Short Course

Principles of stroke practice, NU3135  Short Course

At UCLan, our post-qualifying framework (PQF) allows health and social care practitioners to continue their professional development and achieve further qualifications in their field. You have the opportunity to study individual modules in subject areas that interest you. You can select from a comprehensive and contemporary range of modules that fit your personal development and career plans; either on an individual basis or combined in a planned programme to eventually achieve a degree.

Entry and Admissions

AWARD TYPE: Short Course

LEVEL:Short Course / CPD

STUDY MODE: Part time


COURSE LENGTH: 12 afternoons in the classroom over 12 weeks. Supported by E-Learn. (20 credits at level 6)

SCHOOL: School of Sport and Health Sciences

PARTNER COLLEGES: No Partner College

CAMPUS: Preston

START DATE: Next cohort: September 2020

Entry Requirements:

Students must be working in a clinical area relevant to the module content.

Course Handbook

To read about the course in more depth, please download the course handbook: .

For information on possible changes to course information, see our Important Information.

Course Content

  • This module aims to provide students with a specialist knowledge of the current theory and research underpinning interprofessional practice in stroke care.
  • Students will explore stroke-related anatomy and physiology, together with stroke symptomology and epidemiology.
  • The National Clinical Guidelines for Stroke are used as a framework for examining current stroke practice, ensuring that a multi-disciplinary perspective is maintained throughout the module.
  • The knowledge and skills of expert clinicians will be drawn upon in the delivery of specialist theory and practice and students will be supported to apply their learning within the context of the National Clinical Guidelines for Stroke.
  • Students may study the module on its own for Continuing Professional Development purposes or for awards up to MSc level.

Learning Environment & Assessment

3,000 word assignment

Learning outcome & aims

KSF map:

Core dimensions 1,2,5,6

Health and wellbeing 1

Information and knowledge 1,3

General 1-2

Fees & Funding

For details of the standard fee for UK/EU students studying this course please contact the Faculty of Health and Wellbeing.

£765 per 20 credits

How to Apply

Post-registration Recruitment 
Faculty of Health and Wellbeing
University of Central Lancashire
Preston PR1 2HE
Tel. 01772 893836 or 01772 893839

For further information

Module information:  Stephanie Jones, Senior Lecturer, 01772 895107

Course information: Lisa Broadley, Lecturer, 01772 895190,

About UCLan

Post-registration Recruitment

Faculty of Health & Wellbeing

University of Central Lancashire,
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1772 89 3836 / 3839