Indigenous Cardiovascular Health

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Course Overview

There are numerous factors that contribute to continued poor health in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. One example of these is Cardiovascular Health. This resource aims to help practitioners develop strategies that may be implemented to overcome barriers and provide effective care to Indigenous Australians.


  1. Cardiovascular Disease (2 hours)
  2. Rheumatic Heart Disease (2 hours)
  3. Overcoming Barriers and Providing Effective Care (2 hours)

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This resource has been funded by the Department of Health under the Rural Health Continuing Education Sub-program (RHCE) Stream One which is managed by the Committee of Presidents of Medical Colleges. The RACP is solely responsible for the content of, and views expressed in any material associated with this project.

RACP Continuing Professional Development (CPD) information

Category: Self Assessment Program, Category 3

Credits: 2 per hour

Further information on the RACP CPD program

Please note: The duration estimate for each module does not include time required for additional reading material and note taking. This is a recommended duration only, therefore it may not be an exact reflection for how long each individual would take to complete.


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Course Materials

Each module consists of online reading materials, statistics and case studies. There are multiple-choice, true/false and short answer questions throughout the module to assist with your learning.