This course will be completed via distance learning; initial contact will be made to the college and a learning pack supplied to complete. Contact will be made with your assessor via e-mail or telephone. On enrolling you will be given a completion date for final submission of the work towards your qualification.
This course will cover many aspects of stroke awareness and management. Throughout the course you will learn what a stroke is, its causes, and the difference between a stroke and a Transient Ischaemic Attack (TIA). You will learn how to recognise a stroke and other similar non-stroke symptoms. Together with signs, stages and testing for strokes, you will learn about the effects and changes that may occur as a result of a stroke. Emergency responses and stroke prevention measures will also be assessed together with the aftercare and support for stroke care for the person and their family.
Some of the areas covered are:
To know what a stroke is
To know how to recognise a stroke
To understand the management of risk factors for stroke
To understand the importance of emergency response and treatment for a stroke
To understand the management of strokes and support services
No formal qualification requirements
This course will be assessed through distance learning that will include written assignments to demonstrate knowledge and understanding. This may include creating a portfolio of evidence.
Completion of this course provides a continued professional development opportunity and could lead to further study with the health and care sector. Potential employment opportunities may include; generic and specific professional development for those working in the health services, care sector and families with specific interests in stroke awareness.