Recognition and Management of Cardiovascular Conditions in Primary Care - 30 Credit Points

Recognition and Management of Cardiovascular Conditions in Primary Care

Module Aim

This module aims to develop further the knowledge and skills of primary care health professionals, who are involved in the recognition and management of patients with or at high risk of chronic cardiovascular conditions and the promotion of healthy lifestyles in primary care. Access to patients with chronic cardiovascular conditions is a requirement for this module.

Module Content

This module prepares primary healthcare professionals to work within multi-disciplinary teams and run clinics for the management of patients with chronic cardiovascular conditions and preventing disease onset or progression. Content includes investigation and management of  coronary artery disease, peripheral vascular  disease, cardiomyopathies & valve disease, hypertension, acute coronary syndromes, heart failure and atrial fibrillation, risk assessment tools, cardiac risk factors promoting healthy lifestyles, assessing readiness to change and motivational interviewing. Throughout the module, you will be encouraged to critically analyse your clinical practice with reference to national guidelines and strategies for the assessment and management of patients with cardiovascular disease.

Module Code

PPN300

Lecturer

Joy Merrell

Cost

The cost for the academic year 2016/17 is £850 but some financial assistance may be available. For staff located in Hywel Dda UHB please contact Glenys Evans Glenys.Evans2@wales.nhs.uk regarding funding

Venue

St David's Park Campus, Jobswell Road, Carmarthen, SA31 3HB

Module Dates

The module consists of 10 study days which will be held on the following dates in 2017:

June 22nd & 29th

July 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th 

September 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th