Taught course

Advanced Stroke Practice

Manchester Metropolitan University · Faculty of Health, Psychology and Social Care

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Entry requirements

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.

Months of entry


Course content

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.

You can also study one or two of the units as part of your continuing professional development (CPD), you don’t have to complete the full PgCert.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCert
    part time
    12-36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Course Enquiries Team
+44 (0)161 247 6969