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 University of Galway and Croí, the Heart and Stroke Charity.
Prof. J. William McEvoy NIPC Medical and Research Director, Chair of Executive CouncilWelcome to our January NIPC e-Bulletin. I hope you had a nice Christmas and New Year holiday. I’m excited for 2024 because I am confident this year will be a strong year for NIPC and...
The University of Galway has conferred its highest possible award, an Honorary Doctorate Degree in Laws (LLD), to Croí CEO and one of the founders of NIPC, Neil Johnson. Neil Johnson who was appointed the first CEO of Croí in April 1992 was one of 10 individuals to...
Prof. J. William McEvoy NIPC Medical and Research Director, Chair of Executive CouncilDear NIPC Alliance members. Welcome to the December 2023 e-Bulletin, which of course is our last of the year. This year has been another great one for us at NIPC, and I hope for you...
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.
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
- 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.
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.