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Beginner Level

Beginner Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 11 hours to complete

Suggested: between 2-4 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Our Heart and Cardiovascular System

This first module of this course focuses on the heart and the cardiovascular system. The first lecture covers the anatomy and function of the heart, explaining the basic glossary which you will encounter during this course. The second lecture displays the various types of blood vessels and arteries. This is helpful to understand the final lecture of this module: the sympathetic nervous system. This lecture will discuss the external influences that have a direct impact on our nervous system, including the physiological effects and clinical consequences. ...
Reading
3 videos (Total 23 min), 1 reading, 4 quizzes
Video3 videos
Blood Vessels and Coronary Arteries6m
Sympathetic Nervous System7m
Reading1 reading
Further Readings30m
Quiz4 practice exercises
Anatomy and Function6m
Blood Vessels and Coronary Arteries6m
Sympathetic Nervous System6m
Assessment Module 130m
Week
2
Hours to complete
4 hours to complete

Risk Factors and Prevention of Cardiovascular Diseases

Whereas the first module focuses on different physiological aspects of the heart and the cardiovascular system, the second module considers several external risk factors which can cause a myocardial infarction. This module not only discusses the risks such as aging, smoking, hypertension, lipids and diabetes, but also explains which preventive measures can be employed to minimize the risk of a heart attack, for example, by focusing on physical exercise to increase life expectancy and the personal health. ...
Reading
8 videos (Total 68 min), 5 readings, 7 quizzes
Video8 videos
Myograph5m
Cycling Stretch Machine5m
Smoking8m
Hypertension/RAAS11m
Lipids9m
Diabetes8m
Sports Cardiology / Physical Exercise13m
Reading5 readings
Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics20m
Smoking Cessation30m
Aging, Acculturation, Salt Intake, and Hypertension in the Kuna of Panama20m
Further Reading30m
Further Reading20m
Quiz7 practice exercises
Aging6m
Smoking6m
Hypertension6m
Lipids6m
Diabetes6m
Sports Cardiology / Physical Exercise6m
Assessment Module 230m
Week
3
Hours to complete
4 hours to complete

Acute Coronary Syndrome: Diagnosis & Early Management

This module focuses on different methods and approaches to deal with acute coronary syndrome, which in the worst case can lead to an acute heart attack. To provide you with a clearer idea of what can lead to myocardial infarction, this module concentrates on a variety of specific cardiac diseases, their mechanisms, the medical tools used to detect them, as well as on the appropriate therapeutic approach to prevent cardiac events....
Reading
6 videos (Total 54 min), 3 readings, 7 quizzes
Video6 videos
Early Medical Treatment6m
The Role of Imaging7m
Percutaneous Intervention12m
Takotsubo Syndrome7m
Acute Myocarditis7m
Reading3 readings
Further Readings45m
Further Reading30m
Further Reading30m
Quiz7 practice exercises
Diagnosis Emergency measures in Acute Coronary Syndrome6m
Early Medical Treatment6m
The Role of Imaging6m
Percutaneous Intervention4m
Takotsubo Syndrome6m
Acute Myocarditis6m
Assessment Module 330m
Week
4
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Acute Coronary Syndrome: Follow up and Rehabilitation

Module four illustrates the methods employed to improve cardiac rehabilitation. Moreover, this module focuses on the secondary prevention to avoid the risk of myocardial infarction. This involves the analysis of external and biological factors which can cause cardiac diseases and explains the mechanisms needed to change bad behavioral patterns. There are several factors in life which can be easily altered to improve the personal wellbeing and those are discussed in this section....
Reading
3 videos (Total 39 min), 3 readings, 3 quizzes
Video3 videos
Secondary Prevention14m
Outcome after Acute Coronary Syndromes13m
Reading3 readings
Further Reading30m
Further Reading30m
Impact of Inflammation30m
Quiz3 practice exercises
Rehabilitation6m
Secondary Prevention6m
Assessment Module 430m

Instructor

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Prof. Thomas F. Lüscher

MD, FRCP, FESC, FACC
Professor and Director of the Cardiology Department, University Heart Center Zurich, University Hospital Zurich

About University of Zurich

Founded in 1833, the University of Zurich (UZH) is Switzerland’s largest university, with a cur­rent enrollment of over 26,000 students. Made up of seven faculties covering approximately 100 different subject areas, UZH is proud to offer the most comprehensive aca­demic program in the country....

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