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Advanced Cardiology HEA4513


This module is open to applications from Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital only for the September 2022 intake.

It will be open to external applicants in 2023.

Module code: HEA4513
Level: 7
Credits: 20
Cost: £750

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 programme?

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: Friday 16 September 2022

Session times:

  • Friday 16 September 2022, attendance, 9.30am – 4.30pm
  • Monday 26 September 2022, attendance, 9.30am – 4.30pm
  • Monday 10 October 2022, attendance, 9.30am – 4.30pm
  • Friday 28 October 2022, attendance, 9.30am – 4.30pm
  • Thursday 10 November 202, attendance, 9.30am – 4.30pm
  • Monday 21 November 202, attendance, 9.30am – 4.30pm
  • Exam Friday 16 December 2022, attendance, time to be confirmed
  • Written exam Monday 19 December 2022, attendance, to be submitted by 4pm

Further Information

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.

For details of how to apply, please visit the apply page.

For further information on module content please contact Helen Brewer: Module Lead / Cardiology Lead ANP [email protected]
Or contact Delyth Owen: 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: