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Unit 06 - Cardiovascular disease

​​​Cardiovascular diseases, treatments and management


This unit will give learners an introduction to the circulatory system, which is the transport system of the body, carrying, for example,  nutrients, oxygen and water to the cells of the body. The waste products of the cells are carried away.

They will also gain knowledge of cardiovascular disease (CVD) which comprises diseases of the heart and circulation, including coronary heart disease (e.g. angina, heart attack) and stroke. ​

For the Online Exam, this unit is assessed by two multiple choice exams each made up of 50 questions and lasting 45 minutes.

Unit 6a will cover Assessment criteria: 6.1 -6.4.2 

This is sections 6.1 - 6.3 (Introduction, Pysiology, Risk Factors, and Arrhythmias), pages 28-58 in the Edition 8.3 Learning Manuals

Unit 6b will cover Assessment criteria: 6.4.3 – 6.6.6

This is section 6.4 onwards (Angina etc), pages 58-70 in the Edition 8.3 Learning Manuals


Candidates will need to achieve 60% in each section to pass this unit

Please note that the content in section ​​4.2.4 of Volume 1 of the learning materials regarding the use of statistics in medicine may be examined in all other units. You should bring a calculator to all exams.

This unit has a credit value of 10 credits, therefore only one other disease area unit is required in order to achieve the minimum of 15 credits.​​


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