Cardiovascular Disease Risk Assessment Level 5 module
This module has been created for healthcare professionals caring for patients with, or at risk of, cardiovascular disease (CVD) – which remains the leading cause of mortality in the UK, accounting for around 180,000 deaths each year.
This module will equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to implement the latest government initiatives to tackle CVD, including the 2013 CVD Outcomes Strategy and NHS Health Checks.
It will enable you to follow evidence based guidelines to prevent or delay CVD developing in your patients. Accredited by The Open University, this module is delivered through interactive eLearning.
You will learn:
- Identification of high-risk individuals
- Communication skills
- Risk assessment using risk predictor tools
- Motivational strategies to support self-care
- Non-pharmacological and pharmacological management of high risk individuals
By the end of the module you will be able to:
- Evaluate the role of the healthcare professional in the detection and assessment of individuals at risk of CVD
- Understand the impact of CVD risk assessment on healthcare resources
- Discuss the implications of CVD risk assessment for individuals
- Evaluate the impact of evidence based treatments in reducing co-morbidity and mortality
- Plan strategies to encourage and motivate individuals to address lifestyle issues
- Demonstrate an understanding of the skills required for CVD risk assessment
Notional Study Time: 300 hours (including time to study learning materials and complete assignments)
Assessment Method: 4,000 word assignment
Study Method: eLearning
Duration: 6 months
No. of Credits: 30
Module Specification: Download
Course Information Sheet: Download