Course Outline

CPD Online OnlyCPD Online +ClassroomAccredited +Classroom
Electronic pack
Video tutorials
Virtual classroom session1 day1 day
Live webinar
Case study submission
CPD hours250250300
Credits30 level 5
Start datesEvery monthEvery six monthsEvery six months

This six-month multi-professional module aims to further develop practitioners with the knowledge and skills to facilitate the holistic management of patients in primary care who are at risk of developing or have established cardiovascular disease

It is aimed at registered healthcare practitioners who have a role in the delivery and management of care for patients at risk of or experiencing cardiovascular disease. The module aims to provide students with detailed knowledge and skills to assess and propose pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment tailored to the individual needs of the patient.

All study options will require you to sit a one hour online true/false exam. Online Only courses start every month. Classroom courses will start in March and September. Dates can be found towards the bottom of this page.

Please note that accredited places are strictly limited and it may not always be possible to allocate you to the course of your choice.

Study Options

Suitable For

Dietician, GP, Nurse, Pharmacist, Podiatrist, Registered Healthcare Practitioners


Teesside University UCPD Primary Care Cardiovascular Disease Management 30 credits Level 5


CPD Certified

Content Includes

Cardiovascular Disease:

  • Pathophysiology of heart disease
  • Normal/abnormal physiology and risk factors
  • Primary and secondary prevention strategies
  • Assessment, diagnosis and monitoring

Management of Cardiovascular Disease:

  • Pharmaco-therapeutics associated with cardiovascular disease:
  • Hypertension, dyslipidaemia
  • Myocardial infarction, heart failure, atrial fibrillation
  • Multi-disciplinary approaches to lifestyle modification
  • Smoking cessation
  • Dietary advice
  • Physical activity
  • Cardiac rehabilitation
  • Psychological consequences
  • National Guidelines

Dates & Locations

Start Date
13 June 2022
Six months
13 June 2022
Start date (no attendance)
12/13/14 December 2022
Online exam
18 July 2022
Six months
Stream 1
18 July 2022
Start date (no attendance)
16/17/18 January 2023
Online exam
15 August 2022
Six months
Stream 1
15 August 2022
Start date (no attendance)
13/14/15 February 2023
Online exam


One hour unseen examination comprising of True/False statements based on the content of the module.

3000 word case study reviewing either the management of a person at risk of, or with, established cardiovascular disease within an individual primary care practice (accredited course only).  Submission is four weeks after the exam date.

For more details about how the assessment works for University accredited courses, please see our FAQs section here.