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Cardiovascular Disease and Aging

Started Feb 21, 2020
2.5 credits


Full course description

This course provides an overview of cardiovascular disease, which is a broad name for conditions that cause damage to the heart or blood vessels which can lead to heart attacks, strokes, and peripheral vascular disease.

This course is available for CRC, ACVREP, and NBPCB credit.

Course Objectives:

  1. Identify the primary cardiovascular diseases.
  2. Recognize the causes and symptoms of cardiovascular diseases and treatments for the diseases.
  3. Learn strategies for living with cardiovascular diseases and vision loss.
  4. Learn rehabilitation strategies for professionals working with consumers with vision loss and heart disease.

The following are recommended screen reader and browser combinations.

Mac: Voiceover with the latest version of Safari,

PC: JAWS or NVDA with Firefox.

Note that currently, course quizzes are not functioning properly for Microsoft screen reader users with Chrome or Edge.

The course shows a start date, but this is simply the date the course was made available to the public. They are self-paced. So, there is not an end date. You can enroll at any time.

This course was developed by the National Research & Training Center on Blindness and Low Vision (NRTC) at Mississippi State University. We are the only national center funded to conduct research related to employment for people with blindness or low vision, and training and technical assistance for the federal Older Individuals who are Blind program. As a national center of excellence, we offer resources on a variety of topics for service providers, businesses, and persons with vision loss on our websites:

NRTC logo and Mississippi State logo 

NTAC Website 

OIB-TAC Website

For daily content relevant to the field of blindness and low vision, connect with us on social media:

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