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Cholesterol: The Essentials Study Day

Duration One day via online distance learning 
Course leaderHerbert Mwebe


High serum cholesterol is a leading cause of heart attack and stroke yet remains one of the most under-screened and under treated modifiable risk factors in persons with mental illness.

A range of interventions including prompt screening checks and behaviour change approaches can help to address high cholesterol rates in individuals with serious mental illness, however these interventions are often lacking or not offered to this population. This session aims to increase awareness around screening and monitoring for cholesterol and implication on practice

This one-day training will be of interest to all health and social care, education professionals working in community, primary care and inpatient services providing mental health care to mental health service users. We would also recommend this study day to students on health programmes.

Course content

By the end of the session, you should be able to:

  • Define cholesterol
  • Discuss normal & abnormal cholesterol
  • Review terms related to cholesterol
  • Describe/review symptoms of abnormal cholesterol
  • Understand how to assess/monitor/screen
  • Examine health implications of abnormal cholesterol
  • Discuss interventions/guidelines to manage hypercholesterolaemia
  • Understand your role in practice to manage patients at risk

Learning and teaching

This course is taught via synchronous online delivery using a web-based learning and teaching platforms (e.g. MS teams, Kaltura new row, Adobe Connect, Zoom).

The content on the day will be delivered via a mixture of PowerPoint presentation, small group exercise and discussion, group feedback and recap/quiz.

How to apply

To apply for this course or for more information, please email our NHS study days team.

Fees and funding

There are several funding options available:

  • Receiving course fees via CPPD contracts between NHS trusts and Middlesex University
  • Paying your fees. This course is £110
  • Sponsorship by your employer (but not under a CPPD contract).

For more information on these options, including fee rates for self-funding/employer-sponsored students, please visit our dedicated funding page.

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