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.
This unit is assessed by a multiple choice exam made up of 100 questions, lasting 90 minutes.
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.