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Module 1 Brain anatomy

Estimated time:
10 mins
Last updated:
3 June 2020

Module 1 Brain anatomy


Brain anatomy is module one in a series of six modules, which aim to provide rural and regional nurses with an overview of stroke care.
To find out more about the full set of resources, please visit Stroke care: an overview for rural and regional nurses.

Learning objectives

  • Describe the general structure of the brain, including cerebral circulation. 
  • Identify how a stroke survivor may be affected given the location of the stroke.

Thanks to Liza Hofma, Associate Nurse Unit Manager, Emergency Department, Mount Gambier & Districts Health Services; Lizzie Dodd, Nurse Consultant, Acute Stroke Unit, Royal Adelaide Hospital; and A/Professor Timothy Kleinig, Stroke Unit Head, Royal Adelaide Hospital and Rural Clinical Stroke Lead for their assistance in developing the content for these modules.