Lipids module 2: cardiovascular risk

Released 17 March 2021     Expires: 17 March 2023      Programme: Lipids 1 CPD/CME credit

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

Module first published 9 July 2015
Module revised 17 March 2021

Lipids module 2

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


Original module
Dr Dermot Neely, Specialist Adviser on Lipids, Academic Health Science Network, North East and North Cumbria
Dr David Thompson, Clinical Research Fellow, International Centre for Circulatory Health, Imperial College London

Module revised in 2021 by:
Professor Tim Reynolds, Consultant Chemical Pathologist, University Hospitals of Derby and Burton
Programme editor: Dr Dermot Neely


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

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