4.45 (37 reviews)
☑ Identify risk factors for a stroke and a heart attack - those they can control and those they cannot
☑ Control the controllable, be aware of the others
☑ Greatly minimise their chances of a stroke/heart attack!
☑ Identify risk factors for heart attacks
☑ Learn many different ways to reduce stress - the big killer!
Notice: Please do NOT enrol on this course on impulse, thinking you might watch it later. Maybe show an interest on impulse, yes, but before you enrol, watch the Preview videos, read the Course Description and then make a decision. If you then enrol then please start the course as soon as possible. Watch the lectures, look at the workbooks and join in the discussions. Joining my courses is a serious business and I want you to get the most out of your study – but I also want you to enjoy the course.
That is why I am asking that you only enrol because you really want to and that you start the course intending to make full use of all the resources.
You will be very welcome.
This course now has a brand new section on preventing heart attacks in women.
THREE SHOCKING STATISTICS!
1. Stroke kills about twice as many women as breast cancer each year. In fact, stroke is the third leading cause of death for women. Stroke also kills more women than men each year. A stroke can leave you permanently disabled
Source: Women's Health
2. Stroke is no friend to women. It kills more women than men and women have more strokes than men.
Source: Stroke Org
3. There are TWO THOUSAND SIX HUNDRED AND THREE STUDENTS ON THIS COURSE (October 2019) but TWO have finished the course and only THIRTY have done more than 50%
There are MORE risk factors for women than men - but how many are well known? Even if you are aware of the risks do you know how to reduce them?
You have NOTHING to lose in taking this course - and everything to gain. But this course is not just for you but for your family, your friends, your partner, your neighbours - it is for everyone, but especially for women.
Let's cut to the chase: the aim of this course is to save your life.
The course includes a workbook:
Chapter 1 What causes TIAs?
What is a TIA?
Why it is important
What are the causes of a TIA?
How is a TIA diagnosed?
Treatment for a TIA
Symptoms of a ministroke
Reducing the risk
Medication and side effects
Chapter 2 Studies
Residual symptoms of a TIA
Role of brain imaging in TIA
TIA and common mimics
Chapter 3 Return to TIAs
Symptoms of a stroke
How a TIA is diagnosed
Chapter 4 Stroke quiz
(A link to a site that has a) stroke quiz
Chapter 5 Comments
Comments about TIAs
Chapter 6 Return to risk factors
Chapter 7 Chameleons, panic attacks and TIAs
Could the TIA be a panic attack?
Anxiety or mini stroke
Panic attack v heart attack
Chapter 8 Food
Foods increasing stroke risk
Chapter 9 Dr Malcolm Kendrick
Very interesting extracts from his blog, about strokes
Chapter 10 Risk calculator
Links and explanations about various stroke risk calculators
Oxford School of Learning Diploma
About the Diploma
Women & Stroke
About the lecturer
General (for everyone)
Preparation: Education about risk (part 1)
Preparation: Education about risk (part 2)
Prevention/Cause: Abdominal obesity
Medication/risk: Warfarin alternatives
Prevention/Cause: Blood pressure / Hypertension (part 1)
Prevention/Cause: Blood pressure / Hypertension (part 2)
Revision: Reminder about symptoms and risk factors
Benchmarks to assess risk/progress: Measurements
Cause/symptoms: Migraines and auras
Cause/Symptoms: Gestational diabetes
Cause: Physical inactivity
Prevention: Exercise for women (part 1)
Prevention: Exercise for women (part 2)
Prevention: Exercise for women (part 3)
Prevention: Exercise for women (part 4)
Prevention/Benchmarks to assess progress: Medical tests
A controversial lecture (part 1)
A controversial lecture (part 2)
A very important extra section
Because I am learning things I didn’t previously know and that’s impressive because I have done SO MUCH research on my health issues trying to find answers, or ways to overcome them that I could probably be a doctor at this point :)
This is an important course for all women who want to keep their health in check and enjoy life in the best possible way, It is a very informative and interesting course, Thank you.
I could not sit through 8 more hours of this. I find his delivery quite aggressive. He punctuates points as though poking a finger, repeating phrases that iterate the obvious like 'Stop Smoking', 'Get More Exercise', 'Do Pressups'. There is no structure - from food to exercise to smoking to statistics, then off to YouTube for some free videos. He is clearly passionate about the subject but has not really designed a course, but bought a camera and started talking.
Valuable information for anyone, but as someone working in the health field supercritical knowledge. The first-hand knowledge the instructor has plus the evidence-based information will be very helpful in working with patients. Excited to move forward in the course.
Have very complicated health problems so some of the objectives, excellent as they are, will never be achievable now unfortunately. But I can do as much as I can!
This course is very necessary especially if a stroke was in your family. I Had 2 people with stroke - females - my grandmother and her sister. My grandmother died immediately, in a second. She was a very active woman but also a heavy smoker. Her sister lived 7 years after her stroke paralysed on her right side of her body. She was a very active woman but with obesity. This was very sad too me watching her when she slowly changed into a plant, she could not communicate with anybody, Noone could help her. They and our families had no knowledge then about that disease and proper rehabilitation at that time. But we - women in XXI century have this course - and we can prevent not to have this terrible damage to our body and life which is a stroke. I highly recommend this course to everybody.
ótimo conteudo e o professor se expressa pausadamente , dando para entender e concentrar nas explicacoes
I like the course however it would be great to have direct clickable links for the videos (or maybe I just did not find them)