CPD Cardiac Care - Adult

Cardiac Care - Adult

Start dates

September 2023

Course length

15 weeks

Course cost

Total cost: £840


City campus

Course aim

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

Course content

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

  • 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

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

Level 7 20 credits 

Offers the option of studying as a stand-alone module or using the credits to continue on a master’s programme of study.

Further information

  • Programme Leader Masters framework: Rosie McCarthy R.McCarthy@ljmu.ac.uk                                     

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

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