Skip to content

Heart Education Awareness Resource and Training through E-learning

10. Hypertension

Learning outcomes

  • Define hypertension and classifications of essential hypertension
  • Describe the epidemiology of essential hypertension
  • Explain the pathophysiology of hypertension, including causes and consequences
  • Outline methods used to confirm a diagnosis of essential hypertension
  • Consider cardiovascular risk assessment tools used in the assessment of essential hypertension
  • Appraise the impact of pharmacological treatment and behaviour change approaches
  • Understand person-centered approaches for the management of individuals living with essential hypertension, focusing upon supporting self-management

Before you start

It is recommended that you carry out the browser health check below to check your computer has the appropriate software and settings required to use this website.

Browser health check



Last updated: 04/11/2016

 
CHSS logo NHS Education for Scotland  logo NHS Scotland logo British Heart Foundation logo University of Edinburgh logo Scottish Government logo