Professional course

Principles of Cardiac Care

20 credit, level 3 module or Masters level module

About this course

Course code:
UZWRWY203
Applications:
University
Level:
Professional/Short Course
Department:
Nursing and Midwifery
Campus:
Glenside
Course director:
Dawn Oddie
Key fact:
There is also a 20 credit, Masters level module available - Advanced Cardiac Care UZWR18-20-M

Page last updated 19 September 2017

Introduction

On successful completion of this Principles of Cardiac Care, level 3 or Masters level (UZWR18-20-M) module you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate detailed knowledge and understanding of anatomy, pathophysiology, pharmacological and therapeutic principles as applied to cardiac care practice.
  • Analyse the evidence and apply knowledge underpinning the delivery of care for those with cardiovascular disorders and current research.
  • Consider the psychosocial, psychological, cultural, gender and ethical issues associated in caring for those with cardiovascular dysfunction and their carers, and family.
  • Appraise cross agency collaboration in the development of cardiac care and service provision.
  • Evaluate the healthcare professionals role and multi-disciplinary team in developing the quality of care provision for people with cardiac problems and their carers/family.
  • Demonstrate an ability to apply knowledge and critically evaluate current developments in own practice area in relation to cardiovascular disorders and current research.

Entry requirements

Currently working with people with cardiac problems.

Careers / Further study

This module can contribute towards:

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

Structure

Content

  • The cardiovascular system - Basic heart anatomy, the cardiac cycle, cardiac output
  • Pathophysiology of coronary heart disease and acute coronary syndromes
  • Pharmacological interventions for managing Acute coronary syndromes.
  • Assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of treatment and care for the cardiac patient and their carers/ family.
  • National Service Framework for Coronary Heart Disease and policy implications
  • Political drivers in acute care
  • Cross agency collaboration and working in partnership  
  • Contemporary local , national and international policy
  • Assessment and management of symptoms related to cardiovascular disorders 
  • Interpretation and evaluation of basic ECG
  • Arrhythmia interpretation
  • User and carer perspectives of cardiac services
  • Pathophysiology of heart failure
  • Nursing Care and management of the individual with acute heart failure
  • Pharmacological and non-pharmacological  interventions for managing heart failure
  • Primary prevention and risk stratification in relation to cardiovascular disease
  • Simulation care and treatment of acute heart failure and chest pain

On line activities
Assessment and management of the psychological, cultural and ethical needs in individuals with cardiovascular disorders.

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.

  • Simulation
  • Technology enhanced learning
  • Workshops and Masterclasses
  • Lectures and Seminars

Study time

A total of 48 hours in the form of seminars, group activities, lectures, simulation with case study presentation and online activities including ECG recognition and arrhythmia interpretation, cardiac rehabilitation provision  in the southwest region through discussion boards.

Assessment

The assessment is a 3,000 word critique of an aspect of cardiac nursing of your choosing. 

This assignment is designed to allow you to reflect on your learning during the module and to critically apply that learning to your clinical practice

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.

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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