Hypertension In Practice

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 a conceptual and systematic understanding of the theory and demonstrate ability to deal with complex issues underpinning Hypertension management in primary care
  • Evaluate critically the management of Hypertension and prevention of long term complications according to current guidelines, including secondary causes, risk calculation and management during pregnancy using evidence from current research Understand the roles of the multidisciplinary team in hypertension care to improve health outcomes
  • Explain the roles of the multidisciplinary team in Hypertension care to improve health outcomes (as recommended in the NICE Hypertension guideline and other relevant national policy documents)
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the requirements of clinical governance for Hypertension management, developing audit tools and performance indicators to ensure services are being delivered to an acceptable standard


10 credits

Module Attendance Required

3 day block of training

Module Dates

6th- 8th February 2017


10 credit

MCQ Exam   30%
Clinical Protocol     70%

Academics involved in the delivery of this module

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, a.partleton@bham.ac.uk

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Accredited course fees: £500 (10 credits).

Course is available as individual CPD days at a cost of £150 per day.

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.

Towards MSc/PGDip/PGCert

This is an optional module for students undertaking the Clinical Primary and Community Care  MSc/PGDip/PGCert programmes which can also be taken as a standalone course if required