Global Health Initiative - Hypertension Awareness | Alison

Global Health Initiative - Hypertension Awareness

Learn more about hypertension and its effects on health.

Disease and Disorders
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Learn more about hypertension and its effects on health.





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Alison Global Health Initiative is a series of courses created to raise public awareness and understanding of common diseases that affect millions of people worldwide. In this course important aspects of the hypertension are covered in detail. The course begins by defining what hypertension is, and important facts and statistics about this medical condition. It then goes on to describe aspects such as symptoms and risk factors that are associated with the disease and how hypertension can be diagnosed and prevented. Finally, the course describes how a patient can successfully live with hypertension and how family, friends and colleagues can cope with and support a person with hypertension. The information in this course will be of great interest to all learners, especially those who have been diagnosed with hypertension, and who would like to know more about the disease, its treatment and coping with it. It will also be of great interest to all healthcare professionals who would like access to easy to understand facts and information about hypertension that they can share with their patients.

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Learning Outcomes

Having completed this course the learner will be able to:
- Define the main types of hypertension
- Describe the causes and symptoms of hypertension
- Identify complications and risk factors associated with hypertension
- Describe how hypertension is diagnosed and what tests are used
- Describe how hypertension can be successfully prevented or treated
- Describe how to live successfully with the disease, and how to cope with and support a patient with the disease


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