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CPD Cardiac Care - Adult

Cardiac Care - Adult

Start dates
Course length
15 weeks FullTime
City campus

Course cost

Home PT per credit:
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Course aim

This course is specifically designed for those who are interested in working with acutely ill cardiac patients.

Course content

Course under review

This exciting, challenging and interactive module adopts a blended approach to learning. This will enable students to develop essential knowledge and skills to provide high quality care that is underpinned by robust clinical evidence.


Outline Syllabus


  • Advanced anatomy and physiology of the heart and circulation
  • Physical assessment
  • ECG Interpretation
  • Cardiac pharmacology
  • Cardiac intervention
  • Heart failure management
  • Advanced life support
  • Cardiac rehabilitation including promoting healthy behaviour, supporting BAME patients
  • End of life care and supporting grieving family

Teaching and learning

Schedule: 3 hours per week (Live streaming or recorded sessions)

Interaction with fellow students is important as you share experiences and approaches to teaching, learning and assessment, both in real time online classrooms and recorded sessions, taking advantage of the benefits of canvas the virtual resource platform.

Please view Timetable

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

  • Alternative qualifications considered

    • Registered Nurses and or Allied health care professionals with at least one year experience of caring for patients with acute cardiac disease
    • Currently employed in a setting that would provide access to patients/clients experiencing an acute/chronic cardiac condition

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.

Please apply using the online application form Selecting Postgraduate Taught from the Level of entry dropdown


Summative assessment strategy:

To successfully complete this module and obtain 20 credits at level 7 You are required to achieve the following:

  • Completion of Practice assessment document

  • To complete the practice assessment, you need to identify an assessor (s) who will verify your competencies upon competition.

  • Practice assessment document forms part of the final assessment and therefore must be completed.

Multiple Choice Question Exam (MCQ) (Unseen)

CPD award

This Continuing Professional Development programme can be studied within the MSc Advanced Healthcare Practice (Clinical) award framework or as a single CPD.

The University may make changes to a programme of study or module where such changes are deemed to be beneficial to students, are minor in nature and unlikely to impact negatively upon students or become necessary due to circumstances beyond the control of the University.

Further guidance on programme changes.