CPD Adult Congenital Heart Disease: Care of the patient through their lifespan
Level 7 (postgraduate), 20 credits
This module offers healthcare professionals the opportunity to enhance their skill sets and knowledge in relation to adult congenital heart disease and the care of patients with a congenital cardiac anomaly.
The course has been developed in collaboration with local clinicians and international experts in the field of adult congenital cardiology and cardiac surgery. Experts from around the world will be delivering the keynote sessions. As a result, some sessions will be pre-recorded.
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
1 week study block. Lectures comprise of face to taught, practical sessions and online learning.
In order to be considered for this module you will ideally have previous undergraduate study working within the cardiothoracic specialty.
You will be assessed via a 4,500 word case report.
This CPD is standalone and is not within a wider award framework.
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.