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2010/1 Module Catalogue
Module Provider: Health & Social Care Short Name: NUR2092
Level: HE2 Module Co-ordinator: MOORE CR Mrs (HSC)
Number of credits: 20 Number of ECTS credits: 10
Module Availability
To be arranged with the Module Leader
Assessment Pattern
A structured portfolio of evidence demonstrating the learning outcomes:
2000 words

The Portfolio will contain:

1) The completed workbook

2) A full record of the meetings with manager/mentor which must be signed as complete

3) An essay describing the psychological difficulties which are commonly experienced after a stroke and the interventions and approaches which are available to help manage these problems. 1000 words (50%)

4) A case study which discusses either:

How the MDT have identified and helped a patient to overcome a continence problem, including how the continence has affected the patient’s mood, confidence, activities of daily living, care and rehabilitation. 1000 words (50%)


How the MDT have helped a patient to reduce their risk of further stroke, including identified lifestyle changes, personalised advice and information and health promotion activities. 1000 words (50%)
Module Overview
Module Aims
The aim of this module is to enable students to recognise the individuality of people who have had a stroke and empower them to maximise their potential for recovery.

This module is designed to enable staff to develop and gain skills in working with people who have had a stroke, and to develop their knowledge and understanding of the effects of stroke.

Candidates are expected to complete work based learning following the classroom based course to gain experience of different patient environments and treatment experiences and to consolidate classroom learning.
Learning Outcomes
On completing this module the student should be able to:

Subject Knowledge and Understanding

• Identify learning needs and develop an individualised, self-directed program of work based learning through the use of a personal development plan based on the module workbook
• Demonstrate an understanding of different types of stroke and their effects
• Demonstrate knowledge of the psychological and cognitive effects of different strokes
• Show an awareness of communication difficulties and strategies that can be used with patients following a stroke
• Demonstrate an understanding of the longer term effects of stroke, and how to support patients and carers in their life after stroke
• Demonstrate an understanding of the key elements of secondary prevention and its importance for patients

Cognitive/intellectual skills

• Evaluate and develop their professional knowledge through ongoing reflection relevant to the chosen area
• Discuss the validity of the chosen topic area in relation to their professional practice

Practical Skills

• Show that they have practiced and increased their skills in working with the physical effects of stroke
• Demonstrate use of assisted communication strategies with people who have aphasia
• Demonstrate the ability to monitor fluid and nutritional intake for patients
• Demonstrate the ability to link theory to practice in relation to the chosen topic area in order to demonstrate an understanding of evidence based practice

Key transferable skills

• Understand how the society and the organisation impacts on caring for the person who has had a stroke
• Demonstrate improved literature searching skills
Module Content
The content of the module concentrates on linking theoretical and practical knowledge regarding care of people who have had a stroke.

National drivers and guidelines
What is a stroke: Anatomy and physiology, types of stroke and the physical effects of stroke.
Treatment of Acute Stroke
Communication difficulties following stroke
Cognitive and functional effects of stroke
Managing continence following stroke
Swallowing issues
Importance of nutrition
Psychological effects of stroke
Secondary prevention
Methods of Teaching/Learning
200 hours total: 36 contact hours, 54 work based learning and 110 self-directed hours
Selected Texts/Journals
This reading list will enhance understanding of concepts/issues in the field of stroke.

McCrum R (2008) My Year Off Picador London

Bauby J-D (1997) The Diving Bell and the Butterfly Harper Perennial

Hankey G J (2006) Stroke: your questions answered, 2nd edition Churchill Livingstone; Edinburgh
Lennard-Jones, J.R. (1998) Ethical and Legal Aspects of Nutrition and Hydration. Nursing Standard, 13, (2).p: 33.

Parr S (2004) The Stroke and Aphasia Handbook. Connect Press

Marieb EN 2008 Essentials of Human Anatomy and Physiology 9th ed Pearson Education
Kapit W, Cummings B (2001) The Anatomy Colouring Book 3rd edition???

Salah G. (2004). Nutrition & Stroke - prevention and treatment. Blackwell publishing,

Warlow C, Sandercock P, Hankey G, Van Glin J, Dennis M, Bamford J, Wardlaw J, Sudhow C, Rinkel G, Rothwell P, (2008) Stroke: Practical Management 3rd Edition Blackwell Publishing; London

Stroke guidelines

National Stroke Strategy, DoH 2007

National clinical guidelines for stroke, 3rd edn, 2008 Royal College of Physicians London.

Websites Dept of Health web page for stroke New stroke improvement website Stroke Association list of brain related educational websites
www.different strokes
Last Updated
29TH JULY 2010