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Cardiac Arrhythmias: Interpretation and Management | HP7073X | Level 7 | Credits 15 | 2019/20
26/09/2019 | Available
26/09/2019, 03/10/2019, 10/10/2019, 17/10/2019, 24/10/2019, 31/10/2019, 07/11/2019, 14/11/2019, 21/11/2019, 28/11/2019, 13/12/2019 (Exam)
** Applications will ordinarily close 21 days before start date of a course.


Successful completion of this module will enable the practitioner to effectively use cardiac monitoring to facilitate clinical assessment and deliver evidence-based care for adults with cardiac arrhythmias.

The course is also offered as an undergraduate (level 6) award.


Who is this module for?

This module is suitable for healthcare practitioners working with adult patients in a range of acute clinical settings including cardiology, cardiac surgery, pre-hospital and emergency care, intensive care and acute medicine.


Applicants will be required to meet all of the following criteria:

  • Hold a recognised health-related professional qualification and current professional registration.
  • Hold an Honours degree 2(ii) or above from a UK or Republic of Ireland university. An Honours degree equivalent to a 2(ii) or above from an approved institution of higher education outside the UK and Republic of Ireland will be accepted. Advice on equivalence of overseas awards will be obtained from the National Recognition and Information Centre for the UK (NARIC).
  • Normally have a minimum of one year's post-qualifying practice experience. Module specific practice related requirements and additional entry criteria will apply to some modules and these will be indicated in the module outlines.

Non-standard applicants

Applications will be considered from non-standard applicants who can demonstrate the following certificated learning:

  • a DipHE from a UK or Republic of Ireland university or equivalent qualification from an approved institution of higher education outside the UK and Republic of Ireland

and one of the following completed within the last five years:

  • successful completion of a standalone module at level M OR
  • a minimum of 30 credits from standalone modules at level 6, at or above grade B (60%).

Proficiency in English language

Evidence of English language testing will be required from all applicants for whom English is not their first language and who have not previously undertaken studies in English. The required level of proficiency will be a minimum overall International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score (or equivalent) of 6.5, with no section achieving less than 6.0. Evidence of proficiency must be dated within the last two years. Applicants who have taken the examination more than twice in one year will not be considered.

International applicants

All international applicants must satisfy the requirements of the UK Border Agency in relation to St George's responsibilities as a Highly Trusted Sponsor for students (Tier 4).

Advanced practice route

Applicants for this route will be required to meet all the following additional requirements:

  • a minimum of two years full-time experience (or the equivalent in part-time hours) in health or social care employment
  • be employed in a senior role
  • demonstrate they are working in a practice setting which enables the achievement of the specialist compulsory module outcomes relating to the Advanced Practice competencies (Great Britain, Department of Health, 2010).


Learning Outcomes
  1. Systematically analyse cardiac rhythms to accurately identify sinus rhythm and a range of arrhythmias, demonstrating awareness of potential causes for individual patients
  2. Apply knowledge of cardiac anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology to inform an accurate understanding of the potential complications arising from cardiac arrhythmias
  3. Formulate and prioritise effective care to ensure safety of patients experiencing cardiac arrhythmias and anticipate evidence-based pharmacological or invasive management.
  4. Critically reflect upon the psychosocial issues and ethico-legal considerations for patients living with cardiac arrhythmias.


Course length: 10 teaching half-days


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Course Leader
Name: Joanne Gregory

Self Funding: £850.00

*Trust Commissioning and Trust Non-contract funding same price as above

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