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NQCG3147 Cardiology for Health Professionals (level 6)

Module Overview

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

Module Aims

The aims of the module are: To enable health care professionals (HCP) to effectively assess, plan, implement and evaluate care for service users requiring a range of cardiac investigations and/or interventions. The students will be provided with the opportunity to develop their skills in relation to applied medical ethics and will work with students from other courses where there is commonality: shared core knowledge and skills. LO Learning Outcomes Having successfully completed this module, you will be able to: Critically consider the effect of international, national and local policies on a range of cardiac conditions. Critically appraise the care required by patients undergoing cardiac investigations or interventions. Analyse the ethical issues which can arise in caring for cardiac patients and clients, including their family. Demonstrate a systematic understanding of current evidence related to your chosen health care issue.

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • Critically consider the effect of international, national and local policies on a range of cardiac conditions.
  • Critically appraise the care required by patients undergoing cardiac investigations or interventions.
  • Analyse the ethical issues which can arise in caring for cardiac patients and clients, including their family.
  • Demonstrate a systematic understanding of current evidence related to your chosen health care issue.

Syllabus

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 Behavioural Cardiology Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM)

Special Features

The School of Health Sciences is well placed to deliver this module. The module team is constituted from a dynamic group of clinicians, educators and researchers.

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 Module structure 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.

TypeHours
Lecture20
Seminar15
Independent Study215
Total study time250

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.

Zipes, DP & Lilly, P (2018). Braunwald's Heart Disease: A Textbook of Cardiovascular Medicine 2 volume set. 

Beauchamp, T.L., and Childress, J.F. (2013). Principles of Biomedical Ethics. 

Assessment

Assessment Strategy

Assignment including a management plan 100% contribution to final mark Mode of Feedback to Students Formal written feedback by 1st marker (module lead)

Formative

Attendance and engagement

Summative

MethodPercentage contribution
Assignment  (2750 words) 100%

Repeat Information

Repeat type: Internal & External

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