CPD Adult Congenital Heart Disease: Care of the patient through their lifespan

Level 7 (postgraduate), 20 credits

Start dates

November 2021

Course length

One semester

Course cost

Total cost: £840


City campus

Faculty of Health:

0151 231 5829


Course aim

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.

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

1 week study block. Lectures comprise of face to taught, practical sessions and online learning.

Entry requirements

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. 

CPD award

This CPD has been validated as part of the advanced practice.

Further information

Information is available in our CPD for healthcare professionals brochure.

For further information please contact:

Faculty Admissions Team
Faculty of Health
Liverpool John Moores University
79 Tithebarn Street
Liverpool L2 2ER

T: 0151 231 5829
E: Health@ljmu.ac.uk

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.

Important info about this course