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.

Demystifying The ECG

Saturday February 27th – This easy-to-understand and interactive virtual workshop will teach you all the ECG basics you need to know

NIPC Cardiology Series: Women Heart Matters

Thursday February 11th – Join us for this FREE virtual event where you can listen to international experts speak on Women Heart Matters

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 Cardiology Series: Women Heart Matters

NIPC Cardiology Series: Women Heart Matters

We are delighted to announce details of the 2021 NIPC Virtual Cardiology Series. We have teamed up with the International Council of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation (ICCPR), the American Society for Preventive Cardiology and the Global Heart Hub to bring...

Demystifying the ECG Workshop

Demystifying the ECG Workshop

MARK YOUR CALENDAR - SATURDAY 27TH FEBRUARY This is an easy-to-understand and extremely interactive workshop which will teach you all the ECG basics you need to know. This is an excellent foundation course and is highly recommended for anyone wanting to improve or...

December Message from NIPC Medical and Research Director

December Message from NIPC Medical and Research Director

Prof. J. William McEvoy NIPC Medical and Research Director, Chair of Executive CouncilWelcome to December's NIPC ebulletin. I feel we can close out the year 2020 with some much-needed optimism. Vaccinations for COVID-19 will start becoming available soon and, while I...




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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 is an easy-to-understand and interactive virtual worskshop which will teach you all the ECG basics you need to know. 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. It aims to be as interactive as possible, with participants encouraged to bring along ECGs for discussion.

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. 

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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