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    8 Weeks
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  • Level:
    Introductory
  • Language:
    English
  • Video Transcript:
    English
  • Course Type:
    Self-paced on your time

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About this course

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The real-life stroke scenario presented in ANA101x Human Anatomy has invited vigorous discussions on whether fully recovery from a severe stroke is possible and how it could happen. The knowledge of anatomy has arisen a series of queries on body functioning that are commonly implicated in stroke. An extension of human anatomy fundamentals towards functional anatomy has formed the basis of intervention approaches for functional recovery undertaken by different healthcare professionals, which is guiding the ultimate goals of post-stroke rehabilitation program for regaining independence and quality-of-life of the individuals. Therefore, this course is particularly designed to delineate the stroke recovery process and its underlying scientific rationales.

Continuing using the same clinical case of Mr Law, this course walks you through the recovery journey, known as stroke care pathway involving multiple healthcare professionals to compose module ONE. In module TWO, intervention approaches practiced in key healthcare disciplines underpinned by the functional anatomy will be explored. Finally, the course knowledge will be assessed using an experiential approach using a set of mini case studies derived from the mainstream scenario of Mr Law.

What you'll learn

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  • Critical elements of the stroke care pathway
  • Importance of interdisciplinary stroke team in stroke care
  • Reasoning of modern post-stroke rehabilitation approach
  • An experiential learning for stroke recovery process

Module 1 - Stroke Recovery Process

  • The stroke care pathway
  • Timely and gold standard stroke treatment
  • Interdisciplinary stroke team & stroke coordinator
  • Nursing roles play in the stroke care pathway
    • Nursing care and assessments
    • Stroke discharge planning
    • Community stroke nursing
  • Home rehabilitation & secondary prevention

Module 2 - Rationales of Rehabilitation Intervention Approach

  • Functional anatomy related to stroke recovery
    • Balance and coordination
    • Self-care ability
    • Speech and swallowing
    • Visual pathway
  • Evidence-based intervention approach for rehabilitation
    • Physiotherapy focusing on musculoskeletal system and limbs
    • Occupational therapy focusing on motor learning skills and hands
    • Speech therapy focusing on oral motor functioning
    • Optometry focusing on neuro-optometric rehabilitation

Module 3 - Case Studies Associated with Stroke Recovery

  • Application of knowledge in real-life conditions
  • Experiences and opinions sharing

Meet your instructors

John Yuen
Associate Professor
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Allen Cheong
Associate Professor
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Kitty Chan
Senior Teaching Fellow
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
William Tsang
Department Head cum Professor
The Open University of Hong Kong

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