What you get by completing this session

  • 40 mins of CPD

    A 30 minute video lecture with presentation slides, you can stop and start anytime you like. Includes 10 minute quiz

  • Certificate of Completion

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  • Easy CPD Documentation

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What you'll learn in this expert session

Olive oil is widely perceived as beneficial, primarily in association with the Mediterranean diet. Benefits of olive oil include positive effects on inflammation, endothelial function, hypertension, insulin sensitivity and diabetes. A large study appears to confirm that there are specific benefits for lipid profile and cardiovascular risk. Dr Kaplan will summarise the science and provide practical advice on how to implement in real life.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn a new method of assessing lipid levels
  • Recognise how to best estimate cardiovascular levels – an update
  • Understand the Mediterranean diet and its biological effects
  • Discover the recent olive oil evidence and its beneficial cardiovascular effects

About the Expert

Dr Jason Kaplan

Dr Jason Kaplan is a specialist adult cardiologist and physician and is also an accredited specialist in Cardiac CT. Dr Kaplan is currently a senior clinical lecturer in Medicine in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at Macquarie University is also a Visiting Medical Officer at the Macquarie University Teaching Hospital. He performs transoesophageal echocardiography, pharmacological stress (dobutamine) echocardiography and has brought the use of contrast echo and strain imaging to Macquarie University Hospital.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    How to complete this course

    • Instructions

  • 2

    Topic: Olive Oil, Lipids and Cardiovascular Risk

    • Summary and learning objectives

    • Video presentation (30 mins)

    • Test Your Learning (10 mins)

  • 3

    Document your CPD here

    • CPD Documentation and Reflection Activity Tool

  • 4


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