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A Guide to Management for Primary Care Practitioners

Presented by the MiLHO Initiative

Hypertension is a strong predictor of ischaemic heart disease and stroke, two conditions the World Health Organization identified as leading causes of death worldwide. Hypertension affects approximately 1.4 billion people worldwide and is responsible for more than 10 million deaths annually. Yet, only 14% of affected individuals have their blood pressure under control, and despite the highest burden in Africa, just 7% have their blood pressure under control.

Hypertension: A Guide to Management for Primary Care Practitioners is a self-paced hypertension management course to help general healthcare practitioners improve the management of patients with hypertension. Log in and take the Hypertension course. If you don’t have an account, registering is simple and free. Follow this link to register.

Key features and benefits

No need to create multiple accounts. Use the same login information from previous courses to access this course.

Content is presented in short lessons of 15 minutes or less and so is ideal for the busy practitioner.

The approximate time to complete each lesson is clearly indicated.

Throughout the course, videos and progress check quizzes are included to reinforce the material presented and help keep your learning on track. The progress check quizzes include an explanation of the answers.

The course material is supported by useful resources that can be used at the point of care, and a comprehensive reference list is provided at the end of the course.

Here’s what the course covers

  • Introduction—A brief background about the burden of hypertension.
  • Pretest—Test yourself on what you already know.
  • Definition, Pathophysiology, Aetiology, and Diagnosis —Learn how hypertension is defined, understand its aetiology, the underlying pathophysiology, and its diagnosis. 5 Topics 1 Quiz
  • Clinical assessment, secondary hypertension and complications —Learn how to assess patients with hypertension and the clinical clues that suggest secondary hypertension. 4 Topics 1 Quiz
  • Management and follow up —Learn about the approaches to managing hypertension, treatment algorithm, and guideline recommendations. 6 Topics 1 Quiz.
  • Posttest—Check how much you have learned. Score 80% to earn the certified CPD certificate.

Learning Objectives

After completing this course, the learner will be able to demonstrate competencies in knowledge, and skills in evaluating and managing patients with hypertension in the primary care setting.

You will be able to:

  • Define hypertension, its risk factors, and differentiate primary from secondary hypertension.
  • Correctly measure blood pressure in the clinic setting and educate patient on correct measurement in the home setting.
  • Perform clinical assessment for a patient with risk factors for hypertension and summarize the complications of hypertension.
  • Design evidence-based individualized life-style modifications and pharmacological management of hypertension, and the considerations for patients with resistant hypertension.
  • Select treatment for patients with hypertension based on evidence-base and guideline recommendations.

Method of Participation

  1. This course is designed as self-directed learning. We recommend navigating through the course in the order presented.
  2. Review the course information, including the Learning Objectives and Disclaimer at the bottom of this page.
  3. Start with the Introduction and Pretest. Each lesson has several topics; you can navigate through the lessons from the navigation panel. The approximate time to complete each lesson is indicated. Be sure to complete the progress check quiz at the end of each lesson before moving to the next lesson. Finish the course by taking the Posttest.
  4. Score at least 80% on the Posttest to receive Certified Certificate of Continuing Professional Development.

Our evidence of quality

Our courses are certified by the CPD Certification Service, a leading independent CPD accreditation institution based in the United Kingdom. The CPD Certified symbol on our certificate is recognized as the qualitative benchmark. You will earn a CPD-certified certificate after completing this course and correctly answering 80% of the post-test quizzes.


We have your back!

For a limited time, we are offering a 1-time fee of only $5, which is 95% off similar courses with the same value. As a bonus, the first 3 topics are FREE of charge. For this fee, you will:

  • Gain full and unlimited access to this course.
  • Earn a CPD certified certificate as proof.
  • Improve your knowledge and skills on how to manage infertility cases.
  • Learn from subject-matter experts from Africa.

We have chosen to make this course affordable so that many doctors can access it.

Enroll now in our hypertension management course.

Click the link to the right to access the course registration page, register and get instant course access!

Email us if you have any trouble with registration.

This is our guarantee

We offer a 48-hours full money-back guarantee so you can enroll in the course risk-free. Just contact us within 48 hours of paying for your course, and we will give you a full refund, no questions asked. 

We always want to improve to meet your learning needs. We appreciate your honest feedback about what you did not like about the course. We will be sure to take your feedback into consideration for future course development.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I enroll in this course if I am not a doctor?

Yes, because the knowledge will enable you to support friends or family members experiencing hypertension.

What if I don’t like this course?

No worries, contact us within 48 hours of purchase for a full refund. However, the course is full of practical insights and resources.

Enroll now in our hypertension course to update your knowledge.

Click the link to the right to access the course registration page; after registering you’ll have instant course access!

Email us if you have any trouble with registration.


This activity is intended as a supplement to existing knowledge, published information and practice guidelines. Learners should appraise the information presented critically and draw conclusions only after carefully considering all available scientific and clinical information.


The Edge Medical Writing, LLC, holds the copyright for this course. Through this notice, The Edge Medical Writing, LLC, grants permission for participation in this course for educational purposes only. The content of this course may not be used in whole or in part for any commercial purposes without prior permission in writing from The Edge Medical Writing, LLC.

Course Details

Course Modules: 4 + Posttest

Course Duration: Approximately 1 hour

Course Fees: $5

Course Languages: English

Who is this course intended for? General healthcare practitioners who diagnose and manage patients with hypertension.

Course Director

Helen Fosam, PhD, The Edge Medical Writing, LLC

Course Developer

Nwamaka Osakwe, MBBS, FWACP

Consultant Nephrologist, Department of Medicine, Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital, Nnewi, Anambra State, Nigeria.

Course Reviewer

Austine Mengnjo, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine, Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA. Partner, Reading Nephrology Ltd, Reading PA. Member of the American Society of Nephrology, and the American College of Physicians. MD from the Faculty of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, University of Yaounde, Cameroon. Internal medicine residency training at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine/Jersey City Medical Center, and fellowship in nephrology and transplant from the Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA.