Management of Hypertension in primary care

Medical and Dental Sciences
Monday 9th (09:00) - Wednesday 11th February 2015 (17:00)
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Course summary

The course will provide you with skills and academic requirements for specialist clinical practice within the community. It uniquely combines academic and clinical aspects of community and primary care with practical sessions and summative assessment in practice by trained clinical assessors.

Learning objectives

  • Demonstrate ability to deal with complex issues underpinning hypertension management in primary care
  • Evaluate critically the prevention of long term complications according to current guidelines
  • Understand the roles of the multidisciplinary team in hypertension to improve health outcomes
  • Understand the requirements of clinical governance for hypertension management

The programme includes; an epidemiological overview, measurement of blood pressure, factors controlling or raising blood pressure, organ damage of hypertension, CVD risk assessment, evidence based treatment, QOF and protocol development and referral pathways.


Professor David Fitzmaurice – GP & Clinical Lead of Primary Care, UoB
Dr Ellen Murray – Senior Lecturer in Primary Care, UoB
Professor Richard McManus – Professor of Primary Care, University of Oxford

Who is course is for?

This course is suitable for GP’s, nurses and other health care professionals aiming to acquire specialised skills and qualifications in hypertension management with primary and community care.

Entry Requirements

Health Care Professional with first degree or equivalent

Course details

 3 Days

Centre for Professional Development & Institute of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (IOEM), University of Birmingham

Is this course accreditied? 
10 / 20 MSc credits awarded for completion of assessment. 
This 3 day course is CPD accredited. 

£500 (£200 bench fee applies - please enquire for details)

How to apply 
For more information please contact Amy Partleton
Tel: 0121 414 2677