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Cardiac care: patient assessment and management

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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. Develop an enhanced understanding of cardiac anatomy and physiology and apply it to patient care
  2. Systematically assess patients using a range of appropriate clinical tests and critically evaluate the findings, demonstrating knowledge of diagnostic criteria for cardiac conditions, associated pathophysiology and supplemental investigations.
  3. Recognise the signs and symptoms associated with acute deterioration in patients with cardiac conditions and plan an effective response to maintain the safety of the patient.
  4. Plan prioritised, evidence-based care to promote the safety and well being of the patient, using effective communication with the multi-disciplinary team
  5. Critically reflect upon the psychosocial issues and ethico-legal considerations for patients diagnosed with cardiac conditions

Who is the module for? Experienced 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: TBC

Entry criteria:

Applicants are expected to hold a recognised healthcare related qualification with current professional registration (where appropriate to the qualification) and normally a minimum of 6 months post-qualifying experience in order to consolidate training. In addition:

  • Applicants should hold a qualification which provides 120 credits at level 4, or equivalent, for entry to the diploma programme or a Dip. H. E., (or equivalent), obtained within the last five years, for entry to the degree programme;
  • Applicants for the graduate certificate are normally expected to hold an honours or ordinary degree, or equivalent

Equivalences of overseas qualifications are assessed using a specialist resource (NARIC) to which SGUL subscribes.

Non-standard applicants

Healthcare practitioners who do not hold a Dip H.E. (or equivalent) will normally be considered for standalone level 6 module enrolments if they can demonstrate one of the following:

  • Successful completion within the last five years of either certificated learning at level 6 or above, or completion of more than 60 credits at level 5, or a minimum of 30 credits at level 5 at or above a grade B (60%);
  • Successful completion of a level 6 entrance test.

Applicants who do not meet the standard criteria for entry to the diploma programme, will be assessed on an individual basis and will normally be considered for access to standalone level 5 modules where demonstration of the ability to study at level 5 has been achieved through successful completion of an entrance test.

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 6. The course is also offered as a postgraduate (level 7) award.

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: TBC

Programme: This module is part of the Healthcare Practice DipHE/BSc(Hons)/GradCert

Questions?

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