This course aims to equip students with the knowledge and skills required to make meaningful contributions to the discipline of preventive cardiology and lifestyle medicine. The taught modules address the development and practical use of cardiovascular disease risk-estimation tools, implementation of healthcare policy, behavioural change strategies, lifestyle approaches to risk-factor modification and medical management of risk factors, including hypertension, dyslipidaemia, diabetes mellitus, obesity and smoking.
Modules include: Fundamentals of Preventive Cardiology; Research Methods; Reflective Clinical Practice; Research Project and Dissertation; and Lifestyle Risk Factor Modification.
3 Good Reasons To Study This Course
1. Collaboration with Croí and the National Institute for Preventive Cardiology: Students have the opportunity to actively engage with patients at the Croí Heart and Stroke Centre in Galway.
2. Flexible learning: The course has online learning, self-directed learning dimensions and residential elements that enable students to adapt their learning to their professional lives.
3. Variety of esteemed teachers, including those from clinical departments at Galway University Hospitals, Croí and the International Centre for Circulatory Health (Imperial College London).