Causes of Human Disease: Understanding Cardiovascular Disease (FutureLearn)

Causes of Human Disease: Understanding Cardiovascular Disease (FutureLearn)
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Causes of Human Disease: Understanding Cardiovascular Disease (FutureLearn)
Explore normal cardiovascular function and risk factors associated with heart attack, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases. Cardiovascular diseases are the leading global cause of death. On this course, you’ll learn how the cardiovascular system functions and understand common cardiovascular diseases like heart attack and stroke, as well as the risk factors associated with them.

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You’ll also learn about blood pressure, blood sugar control and imbalances, and the role of these in diabetes and cardiovascular disease. You’ll investigate socio-economic factors in the development of cardiovascular diseases, and current management and prevention strategies.


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Week 1: Cardiovascular diseases

Week 2: Risk factors – blood pressure and blood sugar levels


What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you'll be able to...

- Identify the basic functional anatomy and working physiology of the cardiovascular system.

- Investigate and describe the most common cardiovascular diseases.

- Explore basic cardiovascular diagnostic tools and treatment modalities including prevention.

- Explain the basic concepts of blood pressure control including the need for it.

- Explain the basic concepts of blood sugar control including the need for it.

- Explore the basic treatment options for diabetes and hypertension including prevention.


Who is the course for?

The course is suitable for anyone with a general interest in the science behind causes of human disease. No previous knowledge or experience is required. If you are working in nursing, healthcare or social care, or just wish to learn more, this course is designed to support you as a professional.



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The course is suitable for anyone with a general interest in the science behind causes of human disease. No previous knowledge or experience is required.

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