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Module 1 will give you a grounding in, and understanding of, the medical background of stroke.

After completing this module, you will:

  • be familiar with the patterns, causes and effects of stroke
  • understand stroke risk factors
  • have a working knowledge of the anatomical structures of the central nervous system
  • comprehend the aetiology, pathogenesis and pathophysiology of cerebral infarct
  • recognise the symptoms of stroke and be familiar with the tools available to diagnose stroke
  • be aware of the early rehabilitation processes available for stroke patients.

Once you have read Module 1: Medical Background please complete the multiple choice test. Upon receiving an 80% pass mark you will be able to move on to Module 2: Neurocritical Care – Recognition of Emergencies.