Skip to 0 minutes and 2 seconds My name is Dr. Natasha Barrett, and I’m a lecturer at the University of Reading
Skip to 0 minutes and 5 seconds and also the lead educator for Heart Health: A Beginner’s Guide to Cardiovascular Disease. It’s likely that you know someone who’s been affected by cardiovascular disease. Cardiovascular biology is an important area of research at the University of Reading, and we’re lucky to have many experts in the field. As such, this gives you a taster of what it would be like to study at Reading. So by the end of this course, you should have developed a better understanding of the structure and function of the cardiovascular system, an understanding of the basis of several cardiovascular diseases, including heart attacks, strokes, heart failure, and hypertension.
Skip to 0 minutes and 43 seconds You’ll also gain several skills, such as the ability to apply theoretical knowledge in practical situations, the ability to analyse and process data, the ability to research a topic and question the reliability of your sources. And, of course, you’ll develop communication skills through sharing your ideas and discussing them with others. Practical work aims to apply the theory that you’ve already learnt. And this helps deepen your level of understanding. I hope that you enjoy both this course and finding out about cardiovascular research at the University of Reading.