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Cognition and cognitive screening C: Administering the Oxford Cognitive Screen

Estimated time:
20 minutes
Last updated:
21 June 2022

Cognition and cognitive screening C: Administering 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. This module has been classified ‘intermediate’ as clinicians administering the OCS and reporting the results need to have sufficient clinical knowledge to understand and interpret cognitive impairments occurring in stroke.

It will be useful to refer to the OCS materials while completing this module (hard or electronic version) i.e. Country-specific (User Manual, Patient Pack and Test Booklets for Version A or B) or the sample download of the UK OCS Patient Pack and Test Booklet.

Learning objectives

  • be able to complete the OCS (version A and B)
  • have the knowledge and skills required to administer the OCS.


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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