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Cardiac rhythm and device specialists work across challenging and stimulating hospital and community environments, combining patient care with analytical problem solving.

Make an impact

Our Cardiac Device and Rhythm Management course will develop you into a highly competent and advanced practitioner ready to make a real contribution to modern healthcare services. It is designed for healthcare professionals with a specialist interest in cardiac rhythm management and implantable cardiac devices (including pacemakers, ICDs and heart failure devices).

Course highlights

Specialist clinical expertise underpinned by in-depth theoretical knowledge incardiac implantable devices, including pacemakers, implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD) cardiac resynchronisation therapy (CRT) and remote monitoring. An understanding of the evidence and research base of the discipline.. Teaching delivered by a research active multi-disciplinary team of clinical academics including IBHRE and BHRS accredited cardiac physiologists, specialist nurses and cardiologistsensuring evidence based, research led teaching.

The course features the opportunity to undertake hands on training in implantable loop recorder (ILR) implantation and includes sessions with industry specialists. The course will appeal to a range of healthcare professionals including: Cardiac Physiologists, Hospital Doctors, GPs, Cardiac Nurse Specialists, Physician Associates, Radiographers and Allied Health Professionals.

Learning and teaching

On completion of the course students should have provided evidence of being able to:

  • demonstrate in-depth specialist knowledge of techniques relevant to cardiac rhythm management and
  • demonstrate an advanced understanding of concepts, information and techniques informed by knowledge across the forefront of cardiac rhythm management
  • exhibit competence in subject-specific intellectual abilities
  • demonstrate an advanced understanding of techniques applicable to their own research, advanced scholarship or area of specific interest within the broader discipline
  • take a proactive and self-reflective role in working and to develop professional relationships with others
  • proactively formulate ideas and hypotheses and to evaluate these
  • evaluate current issues and research in cardiac rhythm management


We use a range of assessment methods to assess your knowledge and professional skills, including: written examination, oral examination and written essays.

You’ll need to demonstrate the knowledge and application of standard concepts, information and techniques relevant to the discipline. You need to be able to draw on a wide variety of material and be able to critically evaluate them.

Applying, fees and funding

English language requirements

IELTS 7.0 overall, with no less than 6.5 in every skill. For other English qualifications, read English language equivalent qualifications.

How to apply


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Scholarships and financial support

If you have the talent and drive, we want you to be able to study with us, whatever your financial circumstances. There may be help for students in the form of loans and non-repayable grants from the University and from the government. Find out more at Masters funding overview.

Career opportunities

Cardiac disease is a major problem of the Western world. In the UK the demand for cardiac specialists is greater than the number practising, ensuring a continued future for registered professionals.

The NHS employs the majority of cardiac specialists and our course is tailored to provide ideal preparation to allow you to move into this speciality.Some cardiac specialists work in the private sector and in GP surgeries.

Opportunities arise for cardiac specialists to work in industry as application specialists, supporting clients in using and troubleshooting equipment.

Cardiac specialists work largely autonomously, making clinical decisions and providing clinical reports. As well as conducting diagnostic assessments and providing treatment. Cardiac specialists roles can also include being a consultant, counsellor, advisor, educator, facilitator, researcher and therapist.Whichever area you plan to move into once you’ve graduated, our dedicated careers team, including your own personal supervisor, are on hand to provide detailed and specific career guidance and support to make sure that you are well positioned to move into your chosen career.

Visit the Cardiac Device and Rhythm Management PGCert page on the University of Leeds website for more details!





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