FH-awareness week #6 – Certificate of Education in FH - new online learning module on EAS Academy
25 September 2015
September 24 is FH-awareness day. All this week we have focused on the disease Familial Hypercholesterolaemia (FH), aiming to increase the knowledge of this common inherited disease in both Europe and USA, and highlighting the great need for early detection and treatment. Today, EAS announce the release of a new interactive online educational Programme, Certificate of Education in FH. As part of FH-awareness week, it is available free of charge on the EAS Academy.
Comprehensive interactive online learning Programme on all aspects of FH
The EAS Certificate of Education in Familial Hypercholesterolaemia is a new comprehensive
online learning Programme on FH, now available on the EAS Academy.
What will I learn?
The objective of this Programme is to give a broad knowledge about the
most common genetic dyslipidaemia, Familial Hypercholesterolaemia (FH).
The course covers all aspects of FH. It gives insight into the genetics
of the disease, the basic molecular mechanisms, and its clinical
development. It also covers many practical aspects of treatment of
patients with FH, including FH in childhood, and management of FH
patients and their families.
Who should take this Programme?
The Programme is suited to physicians who meet patients with FH, which
includes a large number of specialities including general practice,
internal medicine, cardiology, endocrinology, diabetology and other. The
course is also suited to nurses and other medical professionals in
lipid clinics or other clinics treating FH patients. Other professionals
that will benefit from the course are basic scientists in the field of
lipid metabolism and atherosclerosis and representatives from the
Programme overview and content
The online Programme is interactive – participants learn by viewing
presentations, reading consensus papers and working through case
studies. Learning evaluation is by multiple choice questions. On
completion of the course, the final step is overall evaluation and
obtaining the Certificate.
Access to the Programme
The EAS Certificate of Education in Familial Hypercholesterolaemia is available now, free of charge, on the EAS Academy. As a special initiative to raise FH awareness, there is no cost to access the Programme.
EAS members (of all categories)
Access the Programme by entering your EAS Username & password on the EAS Academy site.
If you are not an EAS member, to access the Programme we recommend you register here for free Limited-Access EAS Membership, which includes access to this Programme, and other free non-Premium educational content on the EAS Academy.