Learning Outcomes

When you have studied this session you should be able to:

  • Define and use correctly all of the key words printed in bold.
  • Briefly describe the function and composition of blood.
  • Describe the basic anatomy and physiology of the heart at a level sufficient to support your understanding of cardiovascular diseases in your community.
  • Know how to measure the pulse and blood pressure.
  • Describe the signs and symptoms of hypertension and heart failure, and the risk factors for these conditions.
  • Describe the management of hypertension and heart failure that you will provide for your community, including supportive care for stress and depression, and recommended diet.
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