Masters degrees in Cardiology train postgraduates in the skills needed to detect, manage and treat medical disorders of the heart and cardiovascular system.
Related subjects include Sports Cardiology, Cardiovascular Science and Preventative Cardiovascular Medicine. Entry requirements typically include an undergraduate degree in an appropriate subject such as Medicine, Sports Science or Biology.
Cardiography explores a wide range of diseases related to the heart and cardiovascular system, including treating and managing congenital heart defects, strokes, coronary artery disease and heart failure. Training on these courses usually provides an opportunity for you to specialise in treating particular disorders such as those mentioned above. You may also wish to specialise in the age of the patients you wish to treat, for example training as a paediatric cardiologist treating young children, or as a cardiogeriatric treating elderly people.
Training will typically include practical workshops, experiment design and critical investigations, such as using MRI and CT scanners, examining tissues, and clinical assessments. You may also model biological processes using 3D animation and graphic design.
Aside from traditional roles in Cardiology, you might explore careers in sports rehabilitation and physiotherapy, as well as community-based practice and charity work.