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

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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NIPC Wins Gold at Top Healthcare Awards Ceremony!

NIPC Wins Gold at Top Healthcare Awards Ceremony!

The National Institute for Prevention and Cardiovascular Health (NIPC), scooped 2 top awards at the Irish Healthcare Awards on November 20th at a special ceremony in Dublin. The Irish Healthcare Awards are Ireland’s leading Awards, now in their 18th year, and they...

MSc. & PGDip. Preventive Cardiology Graduation 2019

MSc. & PGDip. Preventive Cardiology Graduation 2019

MSc & PG.Dip Preventive Cardiology Graduation 2019 Last week we celebrated the graduation of the MSc & PG Dip. Preventive Cardiology Class of 2018-2019. A reception was held in Croí House after the conferring ceremony to mark the occasion and to celebrate the...




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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

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. 

Saturday, 28th March, 2020

Sheraton Athlone Hotel

Athlone, Co. Westmeath

Application Deadline: February 21st 


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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