Cardiovascular Surgical Care


Cardiovascular Surgical Care

This module will enable the practitioner to deliver evidence-based care for patients undergoing cardiovascular surgery and endovascular procedures.

Learning outcomes:

  1. Utilise an in-depth knowledge of cardiovascular pathophysiology, surgery and endovascular procedures to inform the provision of individualised patient care
  2. Systematically assess patients following cardiovascular surgery or endovascular procedures using a comprehensive range of techniques, demonstrating knowledge of normal values and the significance of abnormal findings.
  3. Demonstrate critical analysis of patients’ clinical signs and symptoms, recognising acute deterioration, escalating care when necessary and communicating effectively with the multidisciplinary team
  4. Propose and select appropriate evidence-based interventions to provide effective, integrated and high quality care for patients following cardiovascular surgery or endovascular procedures and critically reflect upon their effectiveness.
  5. Apply knowledge of contemporary clinical guidelines, research and an understanding of ethico-legal considerations to identify aspects of practice requiring development

Who is the module for? Experienced This module is suitable for healthcare practitioners working with adult patients undergoing cardiovascular surgery and endovascular procedures working in cardiovascular surgical wards, intensive and high dependency care, cath labs and cardiac theatres.

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 work with cardiovascular surgical 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:*

  • 31 May, 7, 14, 21, 28 June 2018

*Dates may change

Fee: £800

Module leader: Emma Menzies-Gow

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


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