Examination of a 73-year-old Woman Presenting After a Suspected TIA

This micro skills course uses a video clip to demonstrate how to carry out a focused, problem-based physical (neurological and targeted cardiovascular) on a patient presenting with dysarthria in primary care.

Delivery Mode
Online - Self Paced
Course Duration
30-60 minutes
Course Type
Yes, on completion
Course Code
Content Provider
Royal College of General Practitioners

What will I learn?

  1. By the end of this session you will be able to:
  2. List the common risk factors for transient ischaemic attacks
  3. Describe how to use the ABCD2 scoring system to grade the urgency of referral of TIA patients to secondary care for investigation
  4. Explain why examination of the neurological and cardiovascular systems are necessary and obtain consent
  5. Carry out a neurological examination on a patient presenting with a transient ischaemic attack
  6. Carry out a targeted cardiovascular examination on a patient with a transient ischaemic attack

Course provided in association with


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  • This micro skills course may contain references to UK laws, regulations, policies and practice guidelines.
  • You should apply the lessons within the context of your local environment.
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