This course is produced for all. Unauthorised duplication is prohibited. The content is for educational purposes only. It is not treatment advice or medical advice. It may contain errors of fact or omission. Stroke medicine changes constantly so this may not be up to date and may contain errors. If you need medical advice, please consult a doctor or other appropriate medical professional. If you are a medical professional and you need advice then speak to your senior or colleagues.


This course was developed and written by Dr D O'Kane a Stroke Physician at the Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals a regional neuroscience centre and stroke thrombectomy centre. He studied medicine at the Queen's University in Belfast and graduated with with first place in Magrath medal in Medicine, Second place in Surgery and won the Allison medal for Neurology. He is interested in teaching and education. He has a Diploma in Computer Science from Cambridge University and an MD in Cardiovascular medicine. He is also a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in London. He is currently Chair of Education and Training at the British Association of Stroke physicians. He has also produced Medexam a free website for medical students and junior doctors with over 1800 exam questions as well as an iPhone and Android app called ABC medical Notes with over 2100 short notes for medical students and anyone doing exams. He also has a second edition of his book on Acute Medicine on Amazon. He has created this site as a hub for stroke learning for trainees and others who may be interested. When he is not working he enjoys family, cycling and playing guitar and being by the sea.

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