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OLET1501: Health Challenges: Cardiovascular Disease

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.

Code OLET1501
Academic unit Department of Medical Sciences
Credit points 2

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. demonstrate a knowledge of current research in the causes and manifestations of CVD
  • LO2. describe treatment options, costs and societal burden of cardiovascular disease
  • LO3. understand the future predictions for disease prevalence and solutions.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 2 weeks before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.