Education and Training

NIPC delivers a range of education and training programmes for healthcare professionals in the areas of prevention and cardiovascular health promotion

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Bringing together healthcare professionals, institutions and industry in preventive action.


The NIPC drives innovative and vital research in the areas of Heart, Stroke, Diabetes and Obesity.

Leadership in Prevention

The National Institute for Prevention and Cardiovascular Health (NIPC) is an independent medical research and education institute. The overarching goal of NIPC is to enhance the cardiovascular well-being of the Irish population through research, education, and communication of evidence-based health information. By doing so we also strive to position Ireland as an international leader in cardiovascular health. We work in strong partnership with the National University of Ireland, Galway and Croí, the Heart and Stroke Charity.

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National Prevention Conference 2022 Photo Library

National Prevention Conference 2022 Photo Library

Thank you to all our speakers, attendees and sponsors who attended the 9th National Prevention Conference at the Sheraton Athlone Hotel, Friday 18th November. This was our first face to face National Prevention Conference in three years and it was exciting to see you...

Joint Initiative to Enhance Cardiovascular Nursing in Ireland.

Joint Initiative to Enhance Cardiovascular Nursing in Ireland.

The National Institute for Prevention and Cardiovascular Health (NIPC) and the Irish Nurses Cardiovascular Association (INCA) have come together in a joint initiative to help promote best practice guidelines in cardiovascular nursing. A new European Society of...

September message from the Medical & Research Director

September message from the Medical & Research Director

Prof. J. William McEvoy NIPC Medical and Research Director, Chair of Executive CouncilDear Alliance Members, Welcome to our September NIPC e-Bulletin. As the evenings get shorter, we will all need to redouble our efforts to get outside and keep up the positive, active...




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Education and Training

The NIPC provides a portfolio of educational and training programmes in the prevention and control of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, obesity, and active lifestyles. This portfolio includes programmes designed specifically to meet workforce development needs and support continuous professional development right through to a range of formal postgraduate qualifications.

Demystifying the ECG

This course addresses the needs of primary care nurses and doctors, hospital-based nurses, private and public, paramedics and other allied health professionals who encounter ECG monitoring and traces. It aims to be as interactive as possible, with participants encouraged to bring along ECGs for discussion. The course assumes no knowledge of ECG and is an excellent foundation course in ECG and rhythm recognition.

Course content includes:

  • Ventricular arrhythmias such as ventricular tachycardiac
  • Atrial arrhythmias such as atrial fibrilation
  • Ischaemia and acute myocardial infarction
  • SVTs

Course Format:

  • Online Learning: (Approx. 4 hours) which can be carried out in your own time in the 2 weeks prior to the workshop.
  • Online Interactive workshop: A half day of real-time sessions.


    MSc Preventive Cardiology

    The scientific evidence for cardiovascular disease is compelling but translating this evidence into effective patient care is a challenge.

    This innovative programme in Preventive Cardiology is delivered in the NIPC Headquarters, the Croí Heart and Stroke Centre in Galway, and provides students with the knowledge and practice skills required to bridge this implementation gap and achieve the recommended lifestyle and therapeutic targets.

    It is currently the only postgradute progamme in Preventive Cardiology worldwide. The MSc and PG Dip programmes aims to equip students with knowledge and skills required to make meaningful contributions to the discipline of preventive cardiology. 

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    Bringing together Institutions, Healthcare Providers, and Industry in preventive action. In addition, the NIPC Alliance offers patients and members of the public a platform for information exchange and discovery with the aim of empowerment and self care. 

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