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Course code

GCVV700

Level

7

Credits

5.0

Estimated hours

50.0

To enable registered Nurses to further develop the knowledge and skills related to effective practice in the assessment and management of cardiovascular risk.

Learning outcomes

  • analyse the role and scope of nursing practice in relation to risk assessment and health promotion.
  • examine the pathophysiology and epidemiology of cardiovascular disease.
  • analyse common health alterations occurring as a result of cardiovascular disease.
  • identify and discuss risk factors and their influence on the development of cardiovascular disease.
  • discuss the concepts of 'health', 'wellness' and 'empowerment' and analyse factors that may influence the person's perception of such.
  • identify potential barriers to patient education, health promotion and lifestyle change.
  • review and critique best practice guidelines for the assessment and management of cardiovascular risk.