NIPC is an independent medical research and education institute striving to position Ireland as a leader in Cardiovascular Health

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Education and Training

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


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

NIPC Alliance

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

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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April Message from NIPC Medical & Research Director

April Message from NIPC Medical & Research Director

I hope this post finds you and yours well and in full health. By now, we are all accustomed to (and perhaps increasingly frustrated by) the 'new normal' of COVID-19. It's an interesting time to be alive. We have seen great loss of life and genuine human tragedy. There...

COVID-19 and Performing CPR in the Community

COVID-19 and Performing CPR in the Community

The recent COVID-19 outbreak has generated many questions and concerns about potential exposure during CPR administration. The best protection from infection is to follow the recommended procedures and guidance highlighted in the FAQs below.A: Yes, you can get...

COVID-19 – Message from NIPC Medical & Research Director

COVID-19 – Message from NIPC Medical & Research Director

COVID-19 - Message from NIPC Medical & Research DirectorWe are suddenly faced with an international health crisis due to the outbreak of COVID-19. Many lives will be lost. Those of us with clinical responsibilities must focus all of our efforts on fighting this...




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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.

Motivational Interviewing - Level 2

This course is designed for practitioners who already have an understanding and applied experience of MI technical and relational skills. Develop more advanced technical skills in eliciting behaviour change. Topics include; advanced skills in client engagement and evoking health behaviour change, managing change talk in more complex scenarios and dealing with ambivalence and successfully managing resistance.

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. 

Delivering Evidence-based Cardiac Rehabilitation

in Practice – free online courses

Postponed- Date TBC

Croí Heart & Stroke Centre

Moyola lane, Newcastle, Galway

Application Deadline: extended


Delivering Evidence-based Cardiac Rehabilitation in Practice

NIPC, in collaboration with The Irish Association Of Cardiac Rehabilitation, is pleased to announce that we are inviting applications for ‘Delivering Evidence-based Cardiac Rehabilitation in Practice’. This unique free education and training programme aims to equip all health professionals with the core knowledge, skills and competences to deliver measurably effective evidence-based rehabilitation services in Ireland.

Delivered by leading academics and clinical specialists from the fields of cardiology, nursing, dietetics, physiotherapy and psychology, this course comprises of an initial face-to-face introductory day followed by completion of a detailed online component (7 modules) and closes with a final face-to-face consolidation day.


Join the NIPC Alliance

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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