Professional/Short course Cardiac Care

Entry year
Course code
Professional/Short Course
School of Health and Social Wellbeing
Three months
Course Director
Jonathan Greenwood (partnership with UHBW)

20 credit level 6 or level 7 module

Page last updated 12 October 2023


You may be able to study these modules at Level 6 (BSc level) or Level 7 (Masters level) depending on your academic circumstances. Please contact the CPD Team or the Module Leader for advice if you are unsure which level would be best for you.

In this 20 credit Cardiac Care module, available at level 6 (UZWRWY-20-3) or level 7 (UZWR18-20-M), 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 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 6 (undergraduate level) 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 level 7 (Masters level) module can contribute towards:

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




Topics covered in this module typically 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.


Written assignment of 3,000 words.

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


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Prices and dates

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How to apply

Please click on the Apply Now button to apply for your CPD module, which you can take as a stand-alone course 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.

Extra information

If the course you are applying for is fully online or blended learning, please note that you are expected to provide your own headsets/microphones.

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