Absolute cardiovascular disease risk: assessment and early intervention

acvdrlectureThe following lecture was first delivered to term 1, Phase 2 students in the Society and Health term, of the UNSW Medicine Program on Monday 3 March 2014.

  • Length: 50 minutes
  • Class size: up to ~ 300 (lecture)
  • Learners: mid-Program medical students

Learning materials:

Learning activity aim:

To demonstrate the clinical application of absolute cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk assessment.

Learning outcomes:

At the end of this learning activity, students will be able to:

  • Explain the benefits of absolute CVD risk assessment
  • Identify the information required to use the CVD risk charts and calculator
  • Demonstrate the use of the CVD risk assessment tools
  • Describe the management of a patient’s cardiovascular risk according to best practice guidelines


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