MJA Guideline Digest: Guidelines for the diagnosis and management of hypertension in adults (2016)


This module provides a digest of the National Heart Foundation of Australia's Guidelines for the diagnosis and management of hypertension in adults (2016).

The guideline was originally written by The National Heart Foundation of Australia in 2008. An update was completed in 2010. This most recent review was completed in 2016.


  • Module Overview: Introducing the Guideline for the diagnosis and management of hypertension in adults (2016) Review
  • Topic 1: Guideline Review Method
  • Topic 2: Guideline Recommendations


Learning Outcomes

  1. Learn about hypertension
  2. Understand the reason for updating the National Heart Foundation's Guideline for the management of hypertension in adults (2016)
  3. Recognise key changes from the previous guideline
  4. List assessment and treatment recommendations
  5. Implement the changes based on best practice


Authors: Genevieve M Gabb, Arduino A Mangoni, Craig S Anderson, Diane Cowley, John S Dowden, Jonathan Golledge, Graeme J Hankey, Faline S Howes, Les Leckie, Vlado Perkovic, Markus Schlaich, Nicholas A Zwar, Tanya L Medley and Leonard Arnolda

Accreditation: This module has been accredited with ACRRM for 2 PDP.


Medical Journal of Australia / Australian Medical Association
Online Education
2h : 0m
MBA: 2h : 0m
ACRRM - Fellow: 2h : 0m
ACRRM - Non Fellow: 2h : 0m
$44.00 inc. of GST
Cardiovascular Diseases
Medical Practitioner, Medical Student, Doctor-in-Training, Non-Vocationally Registered, Nurse / Midwife, Pharmacist, Podiatrist, Researcher, Retired, Specialist - Other, Specialist General Practitioner

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