This course will discuss in depth, the risk factors, and consequences of cardiovascular diseases. Material covered will include risk factors, angina/heart attack/stroke/high blood pressure, development of blood clots, requirement of stenting (and complications associated with biomaterials), development of antithrombotic and anticoagulant medications for long-term treatment of these patients. It is aimed at all students and does not assume a background in biology.
The unit can be taken entirely on-line. The commitments include videos, on-line activities, instructional videos and quizzes for 6 modules.
Quizzes the end of each module (20%), Discussion post (10%), 2 Assignments, including a short video and brochure (70%)
There is no dedicated textbook for this unit. The unit is hosted through the University's Learning Management System (LMS) where all the resources are available, including videos, links to published papers, summaries and factsheets, and podcasts.