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Professional course

Cardiac Care

20 Credit, Level 3 or Masters level module

About this course

Course code:
Z51000106
Applications:
University
Level:
Professional/Short Course
Department:
Nursing and Midwifery
Campus:
Glenside
Programme leader:
Dawn Oddie

Page last updated 21 June 2018

Introduction

In this 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 and review policy. The implications for practice will be explored.

Entry requirements

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

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

On successful completion of this module, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate detailed knowledge and understanding of anatomy, pathophysiology,pharmacological and therapeutic principles as applied to cardiac care practice (Component A).
  2. Analyse the evidence and apply knowledge underpinning the delivery of care for thosewith cardiovascular disorders and current research (Component A).
  3. Consider the holistic care needs and ethical issues associated in caring for those withcardiovascular dysfunction their carers, and family (Component A).
  4. Appraise the role of the healthcare professional in the provision of healthpromotion/education for patients and their carers/family living with cardiovasculardisorders (Component A).
  5. Evaluate the healthcare professionals role within the multi-disciplinary team indeveloping the quality of care provision for people with cardiac problems theircarers/family (Component A).
  6. Demonstrate an ability to apply knowledge and evaluate current developments in ownpractice area in relation to cardiovascular disorders and current research (Component A).

Study time

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

Assessment

Formative assessment
Students 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, 3000 words (Component A).

At level 3, students 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 students to produce a paper that addresses contemporary issues in cardiac care and considers the journey from assessment through to management.

At level M, students 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 students to follow relevant publication guidance to produce a paper that addresses contemporary issues and developments in cardiac care.

Prices and dates

Supplementary fee information

Supplementary fee information

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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

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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.

For further information

  • Email: has.cpd@uwe.ac.uk
  • Telephone: +44 (0)117 32 81158

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