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Cognition and cognitive screening B: Introducing the Oxford Cognitive Screen

Estimated time:
10 minutes
Last updated:
21 June 2022

Cognition and cognitive screening B: Introducing the Oxford Cognitive Screen


This module is part of a suite of five modules which focus on cognition after stroke (Module A) and the Oxford Cognitive Screen and how it can be used to assess post-stroke cognitive impairments (Modules B to E).

To find out more about the full set of resources, please see Cognition and cognitive screening

The modules are aimed at qualified clinicians (Occupational Therapists, Speech Pathologists, Psychologists, Physiotherapists and specialist Nurses) working with people after stroke.

Learning objectives

  • understand why and how the OCS was developed
  • describe why the OCS is appropriate for use with people after stroke
  • understand the different cognitive domains within the OCS cognitive wheel
  • understand how to apply for an OCS license.


This module has been developed through a collaboration of:

  • Colette Sanctuary (Stroke OT, OCS-AU Project Officer), Luisa Hewitt (Stroke Speech Pathologist, OCS-AU Project Officer) and Dr Di Marsden (Manager, Stroke Projects and Education), Hunter Stroke Service, Hunter New England Local Health District, NSW, Australia
  • Stroke Network, NSW Agency for Clinical Innovation, NSW, Australia
  • Associate Professor Nele Demeyere (Senior Clinical Neuropsychologist), Oxford University, UK, who, along with her colleagues, developed the Oxford Cognitive Screen.
  • Joe Hughes (Creative Producer, Director), Magpie Creative, NSW, Australia
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