This module will consolidate and expand your specialist cardiac knowledge and practice. You will be introduced to invasive cardiology including cardiac catheterisation and cardiac rhythm management (CRM). These invasive procedures detect, quantify and treat cardiac pathologies. Clinical specialists will guide and support you through this fascinating complex world ready for your year 3 clinical placement and work towards becoming a qualified cardiac physiologist.
Aims and Objectives
Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:
- Actively seek accurate and validated information from all available sources with respect to cardiac procedures.
- Demonstrate an understanding and experience of the value of clinical audit in optimising cardiac services.
- Discuss the physiology, pathophysiology and pharmacology related to cardiac catheterisation and cardiac rhythm management.
- Critically evaluate the importance of patient centred care for a diverse range of patients.
- Evaluate practice and principles of invasive cardiology, including: - Pressure measurement systems - Catheter based procedures - Cardiac rhythm management
Patient Centred Care
- Communication Skills
- Disability including learning disabilities
- Care Pathways for patients with cardiovascular disease
Physiology, pathophysiology and pharmacology related to electrocardiography, echocardiography, cardiac rhythm management and cardiac catheterisation
- Circulatory control
- Cardiac cycle and action potentials
- Cardiac output control
- Heart failure and its effect on the heart and circulation
- Cardiac drugs: affects, functions and application during cardiac procedures
- Changes associated with heart disease to invasive measurement and interventions
- Acquired heart disease and its effect on the heart and circulation
- Basic overview of congenital heart disease
- Circulatory changes at birth
- Common abnormalities which may include
- Atrial Septal Defects
- Ventricular Septal Defects
- Patent Ductus Arteriosus
- Coarctation of the Aorta
- Tetralogy of Fallot
Principles and practice of invasive pressure measurement and cardiac
- Principles and practice of invasive pressure measurement
- Equipment and set up
- Diagnostic and therapeutic cath lab procedures
- Operation of equipment and safe use
- Catheter use and design (diagnostic and guide catheters)
- Identification and measurement of intracardiac pressures (normal and abnormal)
Principles and application of management of bradycardia
- Indications and contraindications for bradycardia device implantation
- Implantation techniques and asepsis
- Bradycardia pacing modes
- Rhythm management
- Simple paced ECG troubleshooting
Learning and Teaching
Teaching and learning methods
Students will learn by exploring material in seminars and laboratory practical’s in conjunction with directed learning. Students will be encouraged to take responsibility for the development of their own learning by utilising a variety of means such as multimedia resources, and the library, and by self-directed development of the study skills necessary to access these resources.
|Total study time||375|
Resources & Reading list
Fogoros, R (2006). Electrophysiologic Testing. Wiley and Sons.
Morton, K (2016). The Cardiac Catheterization Handbook. Elsevier.
Bono, R (2011). Braunwald’s Heart Disease. Elsevier.
Kumar, P. & Clark, M (2017). Clinical Medicine. Elsevier.
Barold, S (2010). Cardiac Pacemakers and Resynchronisation. Wiley-Blackwell.
Chow, A (2006). Implantable Cardiac Pacemakers and Defibrillators: all you wanted to know. Blackwell Publishing.
Ellenbogen, K (2008). Cardiac Pacing and ICDs. Blackwell Publishing.
Gunning, M (2007). Essential Cardiac Catheterization. Hodder Arnold.
Both summative components must be passed.
This is how we’ll give you feedback as you are learning. It is not a formal test or exam.Blackboard-based self-assessment exercises and quizzes
This is how we’ll formally assess what you have learned in this module.
This is how we’ll assess you if you don’t meet the criteria to pass this module.
Repeat type: External