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Cardiovascular Health and Rehabilitation

Course Description

This masters programme commenced in 2003 and has grown significantly, now accepting over 20-25 full-time and part-time students per year, including 10-15 international students from worldwide. Students pursue this course to advance their knowledge and skills in the areas of cardiac rehabilitation, cardiovascular and metabolic health.

The Masters in Cardiovascular Health and Rehabilitation is highly flexible, allowing students to study part time to suit personal and work commitments or full time. This is achieved through modules being delivered over three or four day blocks followed by eight weeks of campus or home based learning.

Why study this course?

* Designed for: healthcare practitioners pursuing postgraduate professional development; or for the newly qualified graduate wishing to gain skills, knowledge and experience towards securing employment in this expanding field of healthcare

* Range of masters level modules, considering a bio-psycho-social approach that cover the BACPR standards and core components for cardiovascular disease prevention and rehabilitation

* Practiced-based experience opportunities with the Countess of Chester Hospital and the Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital

* Programme delivered by a team of experienced specialists in rehabilitation, medicine, surgery, and lifestyle & health behaviour; includes specialist tutors and speakers from around the UK, who have an international reputation

* Learning and research projects can be applied to related developments in one's own workplace

* There are no formal examinations.

Course details and online application can be found on the link below:


Module topics:

* Cardiovascular Diseases, Risk Factors, Investigations and Treatments (core module for all awards)
* Cardiovascular Anatomy and Exercise Physiology (core module for all awards)
* Clinical Exercise, Testing, Prescription and Programming (core module for MSc/PG Dip)
* Nutrition and Cardiovascular Health (core module for MSc/PG Dip)
* Physical Activity and Exercise Programming in the Managament of Cardiovascular Disease (delivered in collaboration with the BACPR; includes BACPR certificates of attendance, books, resources and DVD)
* Research Methods and Data Analysis (core module for MSc students)

Visit the Cardiovascular Health and Rehabilitation page on the University of Chester website for more details!

Entry Requirements

The programme is open to candidates with a minimum of a lower second class honours degree in a related subject area, or equivalent professional qualifications. Consideration will also be given to applicants with relevant work experience, background knowledge and skills.

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