Module Objectives

Develop an understanding of the importance of stroke and it’s epidemiology

Understand the systemic nature of atherosclerosis and the implication of an ischaemic stroke/ transient ischaemic event for a person’s overall cardiovascular risk

Understand the symptoms of stroke, and in particular that stroke causes focal neurology

Understand stroke aetiology, and how aetiology influences therapy

Understand stroke syndromes, and how they are categorised

Understand that “TIME = BRAIN”, and the usefulness of thrombolysis

Appreciate that Stroke Units are powerful interventions and change outcome