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Advanced Stroke Practice

Advanced Stroke Practice is a post-registration module open to all registered health and social care professionals. It aims to develop analytical and clinical skills across the whole stroke pathway.

Why study with us

  • Develop advanced, in-depth and critical approach to your clinical practice.
  • Learn from multiprofessional experts in the field of applied stroke research and clinical practice.
  • Expand your knowledge across the whole stroke care pathway.

Course overview

Level: 7 (20 credits)
Delivery: Online
Study mode: Part time
Duration: January to August
Module code: NU4137
Campus: Preston
Start date: 21 January 2025

The module provides you with specialist stroke education on theory and research underpinning current stroke practice. A multidisciplinary perspective is maintained throughout the module. The module will develop your critical skills to evaluate evidence and policy guiding practice.

On completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • Evaluate the development of patient assessment and management strategies in stroke care
  • Evaluate theoretical perspectives that underpin the delivery and organisation of stroke services
  • Evaluate and promote the role of patients and families in stroke service planning, delivery and in stroke research.
  • Apply principles of research design and methodology to research questions within stroke research.

The curriculum model places a strong emphasis on the role of students as active participants in the learning process. This will enable you to develop skills in critical thinking and the application of knowledge. The course promotes independent learning, involving a range of teaching including lectures, workshops, and peer learning.

Entry requirements

Please speak to the module leader, Dr Clare Gordon, if you have any questions about entry requirements.

This module will be relevant for students who have completed the Principles of Stroke Module, or are enrolled on the MSc Advanced Clinical Practice.

All students require experience in stroke care and are a registered health or social care professional.


This course is based in the School of Medicine and Dentistry

For information on possible changes to course information, see our essential and important course information

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