Our part-time course is for experienced healthcare practitioners, from nurses to clinical psychologists, working within stroke services across the health and social care sectors.
It’s designed to challenge multidisciplinary professionals to critically examine and reflect on current guidelines, evidence and delivery of care.
Bringing together health and social care practitioners gives you the opportunity to share best practice, enhance your knowledge, and collaborate across professions.
You’ll study two specialist core units and a compulsory independent study unit, Contemporary Issues in Practice.
Some of the topics you’ll consider include common stroke mimics, end of life care, nutrition, stroke thrombolysis, and intra-arterial and surgical interventions. You’ll look in-depth at case studies of rehabilitation too, discussing issues such as spasticity and pain management, patients’ hobbies, and the impact on daily living.
For your independent study project, you’ll create a project that’s unique to your interests, experiences or workplace. It’s an opportunity for you to apply your newly acquired knowledge and develop your professional skills.
You’ll learn from a multidisciplinary team, with specialist experience in stroke patient management, nutrition, and rehabilitation.
As a graduate, you’ll have a recognised qualification in stroke care.
You’ll be able to show that you have knowledge, skills and expertise in the field of stroke practice at masters degree level.
When you complete PgCert Advanced Stroke Practice, you’re awarded 60 credits at Level 7 (masters level). You can build on these credits and work towards a full Master’s degree. You can discuss options for this further with the course tutors.
Applicants must have a UK undergraduate honours degree (or international equivalent) in a health and social care discipline. Applicants with a diploma who have gained sufficient clinical and professional experience are also welcome to apply.
Through our Postgraduate Certificate (PgCert) in Advanced Stroke Practice, you’ll challenge current guidelines, evidence and delivery of care.
Through the core study units, you’ll gain an understanding of the causes, nature, assessment and identification of stroke in the acute phase. You’ll develop your clinical and theoretical knowledge in relation to stroke rehabilitation and management.
You’ll explore topics including current evidence regarding the ongoing management of stroke patients, stroke rehabilitation, and the role of different professionals in stroke care.
You’ll consider areas such as neurosurgical and neuroradiological interventions, stroke measurement tools, and the challenges stroke survivors face.
If you complete the full PgCert, you’ll study three core units, including an independent study project.
We typically assess you through poster presentations and oral presentations, however your final assessment is a 4,500-word assignment (usually an essay, project or portfolio of evidence).
This independent study project (Contemporary Issues in Practice unit) is an opportunity for you to complete work that reflects your experience, employment or interests.
Evidence Based Approach to Acute Stroke Management
This unit assists qualified health care professionals from a range of disciplines to gain an in-depth understanding of the causes, nature, assessment and identification of stroke as well as the core concepts of post stroke care in the acute phase.
Contemporary Issues in Practice
The content in this unit is negotiated with you to take account of your practice based contemporary issues, tutor-led learning (including tutorials and directed study) 20 hours.
Independent student learning 180 hours.
Multi-Professional Approach to Stroke Rehabilitation
This unit focuses on critical evaluation of the evidence behind multi-professional rehabilitative strategies in order to recognise the challenges faced by stroke survivors as they aim to achieve their full potential for recovery.
Department of Health Professions
Our Department of Health Professions teaches subjects including physiotherapy, speech and language therapy, and nutritional sciences.
The department is committed to ensuring its courses stay relevant and up-to-date with current professional practice, by maintaining links with colleagues in clinical practice and research.
Your studies are supported by a team of committed and enthusiastic teachers and researchers, experts in their chosen field. We also work with external professionals, many of whom are Manchester Met alumni, to enhance your learning and appreciation of the wider subject.
UK and EU students: Part-time fee: £800 per 20 credits studied per year. Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of your course providing you complete it in the normal timeframe (no repeat years or breaks in study).
Non-EU and Channel Island students
Non-EU international and Channel Island students: Part-time fee: £1723 per 20 credits studied per year. Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of your course providing you complete it in the normal timeframe (no repeat years or breaks in study).
A Masters qualification typically comprises 180 credits, a PGDip 120 credits, a PGCert 60 credits, and an MFA 300 credits. Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of study provided the course is completed in the normal timeframe (no repeat years or breaks in study).
All of the books required for the course are available from the library. The University also has PC labs and a laptop loan service. However, many students choose to buy some of the core textbooks for the course and/or a laptop. Students may also need to print their assignments and other documents. Campus printing costs start from 5p per page. Estimated costs are £300 for a laptop up to £100 for books and printing. Total optional cost: £400
Postgraduate Loan Scheme
Loans of up to £10,906 for many Postgraduate Courses
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