Developments in international, national and local policies, government strategies and drivers and service provision are together making new demands on cardiac care delivery. Cardiology is a dynamic and rapidly changing specialty, which requires health care professionals (HCP) to be able to deliver high quality, evidence-based care to a range of service users, in a variety of clinical settings.
Aims and Objectives
Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:
- Analyse the ethical issues which can arise in caring for cardiac patients and clients, including their family.
- Critically appraise the care required by patients undergoing cardiac investigations or interventions.
- Critically consider the effect of international, national and local policies on a range of cardiac conditions.
- Demonstrate a systematic understanding of current evidence related to your chosen health care issue.
Within this module the student will explore:
Ethical theories and applied clinical ethical decision-making
Epidemiology,pathophysiology and management of coronary heart disease, heart failure, cardiomyopathies/Genetic heart disease
Risk factor assessment
Applied cardiac pharmacology
Applied cardiac physiological investigations and treatments including Pacemakers, automatic implantable cardiac defibrillator (AICD), Cardiac resynchronisation therapy (DRT)
Electrocardiography (ECG) – including basic rhythm interpretation, atrial and ventricular arrhythmias, atrio-ventricular blocks
Principles in taking a 12 Lead ECG - including basic and advanced interpretation of abnormalities
Cardiac Investigations such as Troponin, coronary angiography and CT angiography
Treatments of Coronary Heart Disease including medical therapies, Primary angioplasty and stenting
Assessment of the cardiovascular patient
Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM)
Learning and Teaching
Teaching and learning methods
The teaching and learning methods that will be used to help you achieve the learning outcomes of the module are designed to facilitate a contextual exploration of your clinical experience, whilst linking theory and evidence.
Learning methods in this module will include:
1. Interpersonal learning - through group discussions and interactive lectures
2. Group learning – through group activities, patient scenarios, and problem based learning
3. Self-directed and electronic learning - through retrieving, reading and reviewing literature and research
4. Cognitive learning – development of critical reflection, critical analysis and synthesis of information based on a range of knowledge/evidence
5. Module leader/student 1:1 consultations - as required
The five day module will be delivered over a five week period and a written assignment will be submitted upon completion of the taught component of the module within an 8 week period.
|Total study time||250|
Resources & Reading list
Internet sources. British Heart Foundation (BHF) http://www.bhf.org.uk/?pid=g&gclid=CPXctLCu57ICFUbMtAodtGkAbA. European Society of Cardiology http://www.escardio.org/Pages/index.aspx. National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) http://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/index.jsp?action=byTopic&o=7195. American Society of Cardiology - http://www.acc.org/#sort=%40fcommonsortdate86069%20descending
Improving cardiovascular disease outcomes: strategy.
Beauchamp, T.L., and Childress, J.F. (2013). Principles of Biomedical Ethics. New York: Oxford University Press.
Zipes, DP & Lilly, P (2018). Braunwald's Heart Disease: A Textbook of Cardiovascular Medicine 2 volume set. Elsevier.
Assignment including a management plan
100% contribution to final mark
Mode of Feedback to Students
Formal written feedback by 1st marker (module lead)
This is how we’ll give you feedback as you are learning. It is not a formal test or exam.Attendance and engagement
This is how we’ll formally assess what you have learned in this module.
Repeat type: Internal & External