As an experienced graduate healthcare practitioner, you can expand and build on your cardiac care knowledge with this flexible postgraduate certificate. Developing your knowledge of research and evidence-based care, it’ll enhance your career opportunities for specialist practitioner roles in the cardiac care environment.
See the website http://www.anglia.ac.uk/study/part-time/cardiac-care
With coronary heart disease still the biggest cause of death in the UK, our specialist postgraduate certificate will be a valuable addition to your professional toolkit. It’ll boost your career development within a multi-disciplinary team environment, supporting people with acute and chronic cardiac disorders. For such patients and their families an integrated approach is required, and is part of the National Service Framework for Coronary Heart Disease (Department of Health 2008). Our course will expand your knowledge of research and evidence-based care as well as develop your specialist practitioner role, with the focus on prevention, behaviour changes, education and appropriate management. It’s equally suitable whether your current role is within a coronary care unit, medical or surgical cardiac ward, investigational units or critical care areas.
You’ll already be a practising health professional with a nursing qualification. Our course allows you to build your CPD as well as enhance your range of professional skills. Specialist qualifications are looked upon positively by employers, especially if you’re looking for future roles specifically in cardiac and closely related departments. On completion of this course you can go on to study our MSc in Adult Critical Care Nursing.
- Work placements
You must be working in a cardiac care practice environment to gain a place on our course.
Please note that you will need to complete all of the above core modules. This course does not have any optional modules. Modules are subject to change.
There are two modules which make up this postgraduate certificate. For the cardiac care module you’ll be assessed from both a theoretical and practical perspective, through a 4,000 word assignment and an oral assessment (Viva). You’ll also be assessed in your practice through your achievement of clinical competencies at expert level.
The second module, cardiac rehabilitation, is assessed through an assignment of 3,000 words.
You'll have access to a wide range of state-of-the-art learning facilities at Anglia Ruskin including clinical skills labs, libraries and our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).
Whilst studying the Cardiac Care module of your certificate you’ll be able to visit specialist cardiac care units to aid learning and research.