Description

This module is suitable for all primary healthcare professionals participating in the care of individuals with, or at risk of cardiovascular disease. The module aims to promote the development of a sound, comprehensive knowledge base of atrial fibrillation and its impact within the cardiovascular spectrum, with a particular emphasis on stroke prevention. The module will also address the recognition of early warning signs of stroke and transient ischaemic attack (TIA), secondary prevention and long term care.Successful students of this course will be able to demonstrate appropriate skills and knowledge in the detection, diagnosis, risk assessment and management of atrial fibrillation and its role in stroke prevention. They will also recognise the importance of early acute management and understand the principles of secondary prevention and long term care of patients with stroke/TIA. As such students will be able to be proactive in advising and initiating appropriate management strategies in line with current clinical guidance and be responsive to the changing needs of patients, their families and the wider health system.