Management of Hypertension in Primary Care

Module Overview

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.

Learning outcomes

  •  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

Credits

10/20 credits

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

Module Dates

9 – 11 February 2015

Assessment

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, cpcc@contacts.bham.ac.uk|.  

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Fee

£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.

Course fact file

Type of Course: Continuing professional development, module