Professional course Cardiac Care

Entry year
2022/23
Course code
Z51000106
Application
University
Level
Professional/Short Course
Department
School of Health and Social Wellbeing
Campus
Glenside
Duration
Three months
Delivery
Online
Course Director
Jonathan Greenwood (partnership with UHBW)

20 credit Level 3 or Masters level module

Page last updated 30 May 2022

Introduction

In this Cardiac Care level 3 (UZWRWY-20-3) or Masters level (UZWR18-20-M) module, you will examine the care of an adult with a cardiac condition from assessment to management. You will consider the pathophysiology related to the cardiac condition, review policy and the implications for practice will be explored.

On successful completion of the Cardiac Care module, you will be able to:

  • demonstrate an in depth knowledge and systematic understanding of pathophysiology, pharmacological and therapeutic principles as applied to cardiac care practice
  • critically analyse the evidence underpinning the delivery of care for patients with cardiovascular disorders
  • critically appraise and synthesise the holistic care needs and ethical issues associated in caring for those with cardiovascular dysfunction and their carers
  • critically evaluate the role of the healthcare professional in the provision of health promotion/education for patients and their carers/family living with cardiovascular disorders
  • critically evaluate the healthcare professionals role within the multi-disciplinary team in developing the quality of care provision for people with cardiac problems, their carers/family
  • demonstrate an ability to apply knowledge and critically evaluate current developments and policy implications in own practice area in relation to cardiovascular disorders and current research

Entry requirements

You should be working in a clinically relevant area and should be a registered health care professional.

Careers / Further study

The Level 3 module can contribute towards:

  • BSc(Hons) Specialist Practice (District Nursing)
  • BSc(Hons) Health and Social Care
  • MSc Specialist Practice (District Nursing)
  • MSc Advanced Practice
  • Professional Development Award

The Masters level module can contribute towards:

  • MSc Specialist Practice (District Nursing)
  • MSc Advanced Practice
  • Professional Development Awards

 

Structure

Content

A sample of topics covered include:

  • care and management of the individual with arrhythmias and sudden cardiac death
  • holistic assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of treatment and care for the cardiac patient and their carers/ family
  • care and management of Pacemakers/Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD)
  • primary prevention and risk stratification in relation to cardiovascular disease

Learning and Teaching

Teaching will be a mix of virtual seminars and tutorial supported e-learning.

Study time

A total of 48 hours in the form of seminars, lectures and online activities.

Assessment

Formative assessment

You will be given opportunities through reflection on practice, group discussion forum and with feedback throughout the module, to discuss ideas related to their specific area of cardiac care.

Summative assessment

Written assignment of 3,000 words.

At level 3, you are expected to evaluate current research evidence and apply this to the delivery of evidence based cardiac care. This should include an exploration of literature and discuss the current issues in a chosen area of cardiac care. The assignment will enable you to produce a paper that addresses contemporary issues in cardiac care and considers the journey from assessment through to management.

At level M, you are expected to critically evaluate, synthesise and provide independent perspectives regarding the delivery of evidence based cardiac care. This should include a critical exploration of literature and debate the current issues in a chosen area of cardiac care. The assignment will enable you to follow relevant publication guidance to produce a paper that addresses contemporary issues and developments in cardiac care.

Features

Study facilities

The Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences has an excellent reputation for the quality of its teaching and the facilities it provides.

Prices and dates

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Dates

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How to apply

How to apply

You are required to 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.

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