The MSc Cardiology and Stroke programme is lead by a medical lead for cardiology and stroke medicine who are both senior doctors and offers the opportunity to study all aspects of clinical cardiology including expert assessment and management of a range of cardiac conditions, cardiac interventions, interpretation and practical skills. Stroke content includes hyper acute stroke, thrombolysis, interpretation of CT and MRI, TIA management, maximising stroke care, rehabilitation and long term The programme can be regarded as vital training for the early stages of cardiology or stroke specialist training with clear learning objectives.
About the course
We welcome interest from junior doctors with career intentions in stroke or cardiology, general practitioners with special interest as well as acute medicine or emergency medicine physicians who want to enhance their understanding of stroke or cardiology. We also welcome interest from clinical nurse specialists and other healthcare professionals working in cardiology and stroke or emergency or acute medicine.
The MSc Cardiology and Stroke is a modular programme. Some of the modules are compulsory and some are optional. Learning may be shared in some core modules with healthcare professionals on other clinical programmes in Postgraduate Medicine. If you are studying this course full time, please note it is typically studied over 12 months
The programme leads to the award of MSc Cardiology and Stroke, Postgraduate Diploma in Cardiology and Stroke, Postgraduate Certificate in Cardiology or Postgraduate Certificate in Stroke depending on the number of modules you choose to study.
Why choose this course?
The MSc Cardiology and Stroke programme has been developed in response to the local and national emergence of specialist ‘Stroke’ and ‘Heart Attack’ centres. The implementation of the national service frameworks and the development of national strategies and clinical guidelines for the diagnosis, initial management and rehabilitation of cardiovascular disease have advanced the quality of patient care. The technological and therapeutic advances in the treatment of cardiovascular illness places an increasing demand upon practitioners to develop knowledge, skills and clinical decision-making.
Simulation, (both high and low fidelity) is increasingly popular and a highly sought after method in learning and teaching practice, throughout the NHS and private health care sector and internationally. UH has state of the art simulation facilities including cardiovascular specific simulators, a rack record and the expertise in simulation education.
The MSc. Cardiology and Stroke aims to provide students with the requisite clinical assessment, decision-making skills and management for a range of cardiology conditions and stroke including pharmacological and non-pharmacological therapeutic interventions.
Optional -Applied Clinical Assessment & Investigation in Cardiology and Stroke -Applied Clinical Assessment and Investigation in Cardiology and Stroke -Clinical Practice in Action -Core Competencies in Medical Practice -Decision Making & Management in Cardiology and Stroke -Decision Making in Cardiology and Stroke -Evidence Based Practice -Evidence Based Practice - Distance Learning -Expert Witness -Health and Medical Education in the Workplace -Health and Medical Simulation - Design and Delivery -Healthcare Disciplines Project -Leadership in Practice -Leadership in Practice -Medical Emergencies and Human Error- Managing Risk, Improving Services -Service Improvement Project -Specialist Masterclasses in Cardiology -Specialist Masterclasses in Cardiology -Specialist Masterclasses in Stroke -Specialist Masterclasses in Stroke -Work Based Learning -Work Based Learning in Health and Medical Practice -Work Based Study:Professional Issues Related to Healthcare Practice
A first degree in a healthcare discipline at 2.2 or above; Normally two years experience in a cardiology or stroke related field of practice; Overseas students will need to satisfy the University’s English Language requirement of IELT 6.5 or above (or equivalent).
Recipient: University of Hertfordshire
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