Cardiac care: patient assessment and management


Cardiac care: patient assessment and management

This module will equip the practitioner with the essential skills to rapidly assess acutely unwell cardiac patients and the knowledge to inform individualised, evidence-based care.

Learning outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate a deep and systematic understanding of applied cardiac anatomy and physiology as applied to patient care.
  2. Independently select, implement and justify evidence-based assessments in a variety of unpredictable clinical contexts and demonstrate critical evaluation of the findings with reference to underlying pathophysiology
  3. Recognise the signs and symptoms associated with acute deterioration in patients with acute cardiac conditions and formulate, prioritise and implement specialised care based on contemporary clinical guidelines
  4. Justify prioritised evidence-based care for complex cardiac patients, demonstrating awareness of effective multi-disciplinary team working.
  5. Critically reflect upon, anticipate and respond to the psychosocial issues and ethico-legal considerations for patients living with cardiac conditions

Who is the module for? This module is suitable for healthcare practitioners working with adult patients in a range of acute clinical settings including cardiology, cardiac surgery, acute medicine, pre-hospital and emergency care.

Module code: HP7082Y

Programme entry requirements: Students should be healthcare practitioners who regularly work with acutely unwell cardiac patients.

Number of credits and level of study: 15 credits at level 7. This course is also offered at level 6.

Assessment: TBC

Location: St George’s, University of London

Pattern of Delivery: 5 teaching days

Module dates

  • 26 April; 3,10,17,24 May 2018

Fee: £800

Module leader: Emma Menzies-Gow

Programme: This module is part of the Healthcare Practice PgCert/PgDip/MSc


Contact the PPD Programme Office who will be happy to help you with any queries.