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Heart Health: A Beginner's Guide to Cardiovascular Disease

University of Reading via FutureLearn

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  • Provider FutureLearn
  • Subject Disease & Disorders
  • $ Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
  • Session Finished
  • Language English
  • Certificate Paid Certificate Available
  • Start Date
  • Duration 4 weeks long

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Overview

Learn how to keep your heart healthy.

Your heart beats around 100,000 times a day, pumping blood around your body to deliver oxygen and nutrients, while taking away waste products. When your heart is unhealthy, it can’t perform this vital task so effectively.

This course will improve your knowledge of how the heart works, the causes of cardiovascular diseases such as heart attacks, strokes, high blood pressure and heart failure and what you can do to avoid them.

Each week you’ll be able to get hands on with a practical activity, helping you to apply the knowledge you’ll gain on the course, to better understand your own heart.

This beginner’s course is aimed at anyone with an interest in how the heart works and the diseases that commonly affect it. It will help if you have a basic understanding of human biology, but we’ll explain things in a way that will be easy for those who are unfamiliar with the subject. If you get stuck, you can always ask questions in the comments and other learners may be able to help you.

Healthcare practitioners may also enjoy this as a gentle refresher or resource to share with patients.

Taught by

Natasha Barrett

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Reviews for FutureLearn's Heart Health: A Beginner's Guide to Cardiovascular Disease
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Alathea A
5.0 4 years ago
by Alathea completed this course, spending 4 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
The course was well-designed, with a good variety of presentation and interesting practicals. I learnt a lot and would recommend it to others wanting to understand the heart and what can go wrong with it. Very good involvement by the educators and mentors.
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Kishan V
3.0 3 years ago
Kishan completed this course and found the course difficulty to be very easy.
Good for beginners.May be comparison with pump will help.We can also add few more amazing facts about heart including its own brain like centre.
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