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Welcome to Week 2

Introduction to diseases which affect the heart and blood clotting processes such as haemostasis and thrombosis which will be covered in week 2.

Welcome back. This week we will learn about some of the diseases that affect the heart and cardiovascular system and learn about blood clotting processes such as haemostasis and thrombosis. We will demonstrate how blood clots, and you will have the option to have a go at making a thrombus out of jelly.

Learning objectives

By the end of this week you should be able to:

  • Understand the process of atherosclerosis
  • Understand and describe the following cardiovascular diseases:

    • angina
    • heart attack
    • stroke

Your Mentors

Remember that the mentor team will be on hand to help support the discussions and answer your queries between 21 September – 18 October.

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