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Advanced Cardiology HEA4513


This module runs once per year.

Module code:HEA4513
Module credits:20
Cost for new students:£1000 per module for 2024 / 2025 academic year

If your tuition fee is being paid by a sponsor or you are a sponsor paying a student’s fee, you are required to send a copy of a purchase order to [email protected].

For further guidance please visit: Sponsored students – Edge Hill University

Who is this module for?

This module has been designed for staff from a range of professional backgrounds. Applicants will be professional registrants who have normally completed one year of preceptorship having achieved locally based competencies. In addition, you should have access to patients with cardiological illness in either wards, CCU (Coronary Care Units), Cardiac Catheterisation Laboratories (CCL) or a community setting.

What are the key aims of the module?

The module aims to support and develop students to:

  • Critically consider the assessment, monitoring, diagnosis and management of people with cardiac conditions.
  • Critically apply knowledge of anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology and pharmacology associated with the development of cardiac disease.
  • Synthesise knowledge and skills in the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of person and family centred care for patients with cardiac disease.
  • Critically explore the evidence base supporting cardiology disease management strategies designed to optimise cardiovascular health.

How will I study?

You will be expected to attend six face to face days which will be a combination of key note lectures, seminars and practical workshops. In addition supplementary materials will be made available online which have been designed to prepare you for each day of delivery and to follow up face to face sessions. These materials will be lodged on line in the module BB area for your consideration.

What will I study?

  • Anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular system
  • History taking/ clinical examination
  • Inherited conditions/ cardiomyopathy
  • ECG interpretation/ heart rhythm
  • Acute coronary syndromes
  • Aortic stenosis/ TAVI
  • Cardiac pharmacology
  • Cardiac rehabilitation
  • Cardio-oncology
  • Clinical reasoning/ decision-making

How will I be assessed?

The assessment for this module is in two parts, as such students will be required to:

1. Undertake an online multiple choice question examination
2. Write a 2,500 word case study

On successful completion you will:

  • Critically apply advanced cardiology knowledge to an appropriate patient group recognising and managing their health status through appropriate decision-making and clinical reasoning.

Study dates and venues

Venue: Liverpool Heart and Chest NHS Trust

Starts: Thursday 1 February 2024

Session times:

  • Thursday 1 February, Sir Ken Dodd Knowledge & Education Centre
  • Friday 16 February, Sir Ken Dodd Knowledge & Education Centre
  • Wednesday 28 February, Sir Ken Dodd Knowledge & Education Centre
  • Monday 11 March, Sir Ken Dodd Knowledge & Education Centre
  • Wednesday 27 March, Sir Ken Dodd Knowledge & Education Centre
  • Thursday 4 April, Sir Ken Dodd Knowledge & Education Centre
  • MCQ scheduled for 1.30pm, Moroney House, IT Room. Start and finish time to be confirmed.

  • Submission date: 7 May 2024.
    Extension deadline: 27 May 2024.

How to apply

Applications for Feb 2024 now closed.

Apply online for September 2024.

Module availability varies from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Due to the popularity of some modules it may be that the module is fully booked when your application is received. We will include your details on a waiting list and allocate you a place on the next available intake.

We encourage you to apply as early as possible to give you the best chance to obtain a place on your preferred cohort, module applications will close as soon as the module is full. Applications received within two weeks of the start date may have to be considered for a later cohort.

Contact us

For further information on module content please contact Helen Brewer: Module Lead / Cardiology Lead ANP [email protected]
Or contact Delyth Hargreaves: Academic Lead via phone 0151 529 2190 or email [email protected]

For any other queries, you can contact the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health on [email protected]


This module is a core module on the following programmes: