There are numerous factors that contribute to continued poor health in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. One example of these is Cardiovascular Health. This resource aims to help practitioners develop strategies that may be implemented to overcome barriers and provide effective care to Indigenous Australians.

Note:Complete this resource if you have not already started the old Indigenous Child and Adult Health resource. Please continue your progress and complete the old resource if you are already enrolled in it.


Tags: Category 1 Educational Activities

Coronary Heart Disease Coronary Procedure Heart Failure Cerebrovascular Disease Indigenous Health Aboriginal Health Rheumatic Heart Disease Acute Rheumatic Fever Echocardiography Mitral Regurgitation Aortic Regurgitation Indigenous Patients Valve Replacement Cardiac Rehabilitation Cultural Barriers Aboriginal Health Worker Secondary Prevention Cardiac Care

Format: Each module consists of online reading materials, statistics and case studies. There are multiple-choice, true/false and short answer questions throughout the module to assist with your learning.


1. Cardiovascular disease (1 hour 20 mins)
2. Rheumatic Heart Disease (1 hour 30 mins)
3. Overcoming barriers and providing effective care (1 hour 10 mins)


Prof Richmond W. Jeremy FRACP, FCSANZ (University of Sydney)

Steering body:

The Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand

Online developers:

The Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand and The Royal Australasian College of Physicians

Funding source:

Rural Health Continuing Education (Contracted from 2011 until 2013)