Two females nurses caring for a patient in the simulation suite

Professional course

Advanced Cardiac Care

20 credit, level 3 or Masters level module

About this course

Course code:
UZWR1820M
Applications:
University
Level:
Professional/Short Course
Department:
Nursing and Midwifery
Campus:
Glenside
Course director:
Fiona Bastow

Page last updated 27 April 2017

Introduction

During teaching of this module we will supply you with the necessary tools to demonstrate an in depth knowledge and systematic understanding of pathophysiology, pharmacological and therapeutic principles as applied to cardiac care practice.

You will develop skills to enable you to critically analyse and review:

  • The evidence underpinning the delivery of care for those patients with cardiovascular disorders.
  • The psychosocial, psychological, cultural, gender and ethical issues associated in caring for those with cardiovascular dysfunction and their carers.
  • The role of the healthcare professional in the provision of health promotion/education for patients and their carers/family suffering with cardiovascular disorders
  • Current developments in your own practice area in relation to cardiovascular disorders and current research.
  • The wider policy implications and their impact on practice and the healthcare professional's role and multi-disciplinary team in developing the quality of care provision.

Entry requirements

Working within primary and secondary care with the responsibility of caring for cardiac patients on a daily basis.

Careers / Further study

This module can also contribute towards:

  • BSc(Hons) Professional Development
  • BSc (Hons) Specialist Practice
  • BSc (Hons) Professional Studies
  • MSc Advanced Practice
  • MSc Specialist Practice
  • MSc Professional Development

Structure

Content

  • Cardiovascular system - Regulation of cardiac function, cardiac electrophysiology.
  • Advanced pathophysiology, genetics, stem cell new treatments, Socio Economic issues e.g. Black, Minority Ethnic groups Epidemiology
  • Assessment of the cardiovascular system.
  • Assessment and management of symptoms related to cardiovascular disorders 
  • Assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of treatment and care for the cardiac patient and their carers/ family
  • Assessment and management of the psychological, cultural and ethical needs in individuals with cardiovascular disorders
  • Interpretation and evaluation of cardiac arrhythmias and therapeutic interventions
  • Principles of Care and management of the individual with acute heart failure
  • Grown up Congenital heart disease (GUCH)
  • Sudden cardiac death
  • Pacemakers/Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD)
  • User and carer perspectives
  • Long term conditions-Living with a cardiac problem
  • Health inequalities/Inverse care law / Socio Economic issues
  • National Service Framework for Coronary Heart Disease (2000) and current policy implications 
  • Primary prevention and risk stratification in relation to cardiovascular disease
  • Cross agency collaboration and working in partnership

On line activities  
Haemodynamic assessment of a cardiac patient
Developments in invasive and non-invasive cardiology
Rehabilitation and health promotion strategies for supporting individuals with acute or chronic cardiovascular disorders.

 

Learning and Teaching

A blended learning approach will be used throughout the module.  Both web based and online activities through a VLE will be used to provide electronic learning resources, online tutorial support and discussion forums.

You will need easy access to a computer and internet access for the duration of the module.

Other approaches include:         

  • Simulation
  • Technology enhanced learning
  • Workshops and Masterclasses
  • Lectures and Seminars
  • Case based learning
  • Enquiry based learning

Study time

A total of 48 hours.

Assessment

Formative assessment
You will be given opportunities to practice the OSCE and get feedback, and through reflection on practice, group discussion forum and with feedback throughout the module.

Summative assessment

Component A

OSCE (Learning outcome 1 and 4)

You will perform a clinical examination (OSCE) under controlled conditions. You will need to demonstrate the ability to act autonomously with minimal supervision or direction within agreed guidelines, using standard clinical examination techniques followed by an oral discussion.

Component B

Written assignment 1500 words (learning outcome 2,3,5)

At level M you are expected to critically evaluate, synthesise and provide independent perspectives regarding the delivery of service in this assignment. This should include a critical exploration of literature and debate the wider socio-political implications of cardiac service delivery

1500 word assignment on reflection of your practice area, focusing on the implementation of the service/practice development or initiative.

Prices and dates

Supplementary fee information

Please visit full fee information to see the price brackets for our modules.

Please note: Priority will be given to applications received through our funded educational contracts.  Places on this module will be limited for applications received outside of this funding.  Please check with your employer as a funded contract place may still be available to support your learning.

Course Dates

Please see our timetable for full date information. 

How to apply

How to apply

You will apply online for your CPD modules, which you can take as stand-alone courses or as part of an undergraduate or postgraduate (Masters level) programme.

Please note: Priority will be given to applications received through our funded educational contracts.  Places on this module will be limited for applications received outside of this funding.  Please check with your employer as a funded contract place may still be available to support your learning.

Our how to apply page can assist you with further information prior to submitting your online application. 

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