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Cardiac care: patient assessment and management | HP7082X | Level 7 | Credits 15 | 2019/20
14/05/2020 | Available
14/05/2020, 21/05/2020, 28/05/2020, 04/06/2020, 11/06/2020, 18/06/2020, 19/06/2020 (OSCE)
** Applications will ordinarily close 21 days before start date of a course.


This module will equip the practitioner with the essential skills to rapidly assess acutely unwell cardiac patients and the knowledge to inform individualised, evidence-based care.

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, acute medicine, pre-hospital and emergency care.


Students should be healthcare practitioners who regularly work with acutely unwell cardiac patients.


OSCE and Essay

Learning Outcomes
  1. Demonstrate a deep and systematic understanding of applied cardiac anatomy and physiology as applied to patient care.
  2. Independently select, implement and justify evidence-based assessments in a variety of unpredictable clinical contexts and demonstrate critical evaluation of the findings with reference to underlying pathophysiology.
  3. Recognise the signs and symptoms associated with acute deterioration in patients with acute cardiac conditions and formulate, prioritise and implement specialised care based on contemporary clinical guidelines.
  4. Justify prioritised evidence-based care for complex cardiac patients, demonstrating awareness of effective multi-disciplinary team working.
  5. Critically reflect upon, anticipate and respond to the psychosocial issues and ethico-legal considerations for patients living with cardiac conditions.


Course length: 5 Teaching 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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