This course is suitable for doctors, nurses and other health care professionals aiming to acquire specialised skills and qualifications in hypertension management within primary and community care. It is aimed at providing you, a health care professional, with skills and academic requirements for specialist clinical practice within the community as well as research skills and health service evaluation.
Programme to include; 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.
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 care to improve health outcomes
Understand the requirements of clinical governance for hypertension management
The 10 credit module does not involve any clinical practice and is therefore available to international students unable to practice within the UK.
Module Attendance Required
4 day block of teaching
10 - 13 February 2014
MCQ exam, case study, practical assessment, clinical assessment in practice.
Academics involved in the delivery of this module
Dr Ellen Murray, Senior Lecturer, Dept of Primary Care and General Practice.
Prof Richard McManus, Prof Gareth Beevers
Stand Alone Course
This module can also be taken as a stand alone course if required. To apply, please contact Amy Partleton, Programme Administrator, 0121 414 2677, firstname.lastname@example.org|.
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£500 (£200 bench fee applies; please enquire for further details)
For information on fees please contact the Programme Administrator.
This module can be taken without the assessment if required (but no credits will be awarded).
Entry requirements if taken as a stand alone course
A relevant first degree or an equivalent professional qualification.