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CPD Congenital Heart Disease

Level 7 (postgraduate), 20 credits

Start dates
October, April, July, January
Course length
15 weeks PartTime
City campus

Course cost

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Course aim

The overall aim of this module is to equip the health care professional with a critical understanding of the aetiology, presentation and impact of congenital heart disease on children and their families.

Course content

Developmental anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular system - including embryological development of congenital heart defects (CHD)

Pathophysiology and management of different congenital heart conditions

Assessment and therapy strategies to minimise the long-term effects of CHD

Healthcare and psycho-social implications - including aspects of the transition from paediatrics to adult care

Patient perspective

Ethical issues

Teaching and learning

Mix of online and in person teaching.

Option for remote learning available with prior discussion.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

  • Alternative qualifications considered

    1. Currently working as a registered professional in a relevant area of practice.

    2. Ideally candidates will have studied at degree (level 6) however if this is not the case the applicants' skills and professional experience will be discussed to allow the module leader to assess capability to study at level 7.

Further information

How to apply

To apply for this programme, you are required to complete an LJMU CPD application form. You will need to provide details of your qualifications and curent employment.


Presentation and OSCE based exam

CPD award

This Continuing Professional Development course can be studied within the MSc Advanced Healthcare Practice award framework or as a standalone CPD.

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