Lipids module 2: cardiovascular risk

Released9 July 2015     Expires: 09 July 2017      Programme: Lipids 1 CPD/CME credit

Sponsorship Statement: The programme has been made available with an educational grant from Sanofi UK Limited. Sanofi has had no input into the content of this material and has reviewed the content for compliance purposes only. It has been independently written by leading UK physicians, and has been endorsed by HEART UK – The Cholesterol Charity. (Job code – SAGB.CMR.15.04.0502f; Date of preparation – June 2015).

Designed to give healthcare professionals an understanding of how to assess and manage cardiovascular risk.

Learning objectives

Upon completing this module, participants should be better able to:

  • Define the concept of ‘risk factors’
  • Understand the need for risk assessment and screening
  • Utilise ‘risk engines’ and scoring systems
  • Assess which patients to exclude from standard risk assessment


Dr Dermot Neely, Consultant in Clinical Biochemistry and Metabolic Medicine, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle upon Tyne
Module editor
Dr David Thompson, Clinical Research Fellow, International Centre for Circulatory Health, Imperial College London, London


1 CPD/CME credit, 1.0 hour
BJC Learning has assigned one hour of CPD/CME credit to this module

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