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Table 1 Summary of learning objectives for the pharmacists participating in hypertension training

From: Preparing pharmacists to deliver a targeted service in hypertension management: evaluation of an interprofessional training program

Learning objectives were to:
Cognitive: mental skills (knowledge) 1. Appreciate the epidemiology of hypertension
2. Demonstrate knowledge of evidence-based targets for the management of hypertension including with significant co-morbidities e.g., diabetes.
3. Be able to demonstrate an advanced understanding of hypertension therapy
4. Be knowledgeable of appropriate drug treatment and how to monitor it
5. Understand the barriers to regular medication taking in hypertension
6. Understand risk assessment and how it is used to choose treatment in hypertension
7. Have a working knowledge of the health collaboration model to improve medication outcomes
Affective: growth in feelings or emotional areas (attitude or self) 8. Justify when to refer patients for follow-up with GP
9. Reflect on the conclusions drawn from an assessment of the patient’s clinical presentation and therapeutic needs, as a method of on-going professional development
Psychomotor: manual or physical skills (skills) 10. Be able to discuss with patients, the roles of age, sex, lifestyle and type of major co-morbidities
11. Be able to discuss the role of lifestyle changes & anti-hypertensive drugs in lowering blood pressure
12. Demonstrate how to measure blood pressure accurately and consistently
13. Be able to assess hypertension in practical case study situations and cite realistic interventions
14. Be able to assess adherence
15. Demonstrate practical application of adherence strategies with patients on anti-hypertension medications