Cardiovascular disease: stroke

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The aim of this programme is to equip participants with the knowledge and skills to provide a comprehensive service to stroke patients and to those people who may be at risk of stroke.


Learning outcomes

On completion of this programme you should be able to:

  • Define stroke and transient ischaemic attacks (TIA) and describe the different types of stroke
  • Recognise the signs and symptoms of stroke and the importance of quick and appropriate action 
  • List the risk factors for the different types of stroke
  • Calculate the 10 year risk of developing a stroke
  • Identify the best practice measures in acute stroke care and outline the basis of secondary prevention of stroke
  • Describe the range of problems that stroke survivors may face 

This course should take you approximately 3 hours to complete.