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Full time | University of Brighton | 1 year | SEP-23

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Full time


1 year

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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

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Course Summary


Communication, learning and teaching in health and social care
Acute cardiology principles and practice
Fundamentals of cardiac diagnostic procedures and investigations
Invasive/interventional cardiology
Research methods and critical appraisal
Leadership and change management in clinical services
Quality, safety and service improvement in clinical services


This internationally recognised course is designed to train healthcare professionals to be the clinical leaders of the future by providing a mix of clinical and professional knowledge relevant to the practice of cardiology in contemporary healthcare.

Learning in key professional domains includes service leadership and development, research, commissioning and communication and teaching. The cardiology content of the programme provides comprehensive learning to meet the professional development needs of a wide range of practitioners working in cardiology including: doctors, nurses, paramedics, pharmacists, physiologists and radiographers.

The course aims to increase students’ practical and theoretical knowledge of advanced clinical and interventional cardiology, by promoting their exploration of the current evidence for diagnosis and treatment. The course seeks to enable the student to use this evidence toward good practice through focussing on the practical aspects of the care of common cardiac conditions from a medical and patient perspective. In addition, the course aims to promote a wider understanding of the differing profiles and contributory roles of the various health care professionals involved in the care of cardiac patients.


On completion of the course, students will have developed a broad and systematic understanding of cardiovascular medicine and will be equipped to translate this knowledge into good practice.

Students will also have acquired a portfolio of advanced research, leadership, and communication and learning skills to support the development of a specialist interest in cardiology and enhance their future career opportunities.

Students can also exit with PGDip and PGCert awards.


Students will take either Leading and Transforming Services or Quality, Safety and Service Improvement in Clinical Services.
Dissertation (60 Credits)
Communication, Learning and Teaching in Health and Social Care (20 Credits)
Acute Cardiology Principles and Practice (20 Credits)
Invasive and Interventional Cardiology (20 Credits)
Research Methods and Critical Appraisal (20 Credits)
Fundamentals of Cardiac Diagnostic Procedures and Investigations (20 Credits)

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Entry requirements

The course is open to post-registration doctors and qualified practitioners in any profession allied to medicine. Those with a first degree will have a minimum of two years’ clinical practice; those without will have a minimum of five years’ post-qualification practice in cardiology. Applicants who do not hold a first degree will initially register for either a Postgraduate Certificate or a Postgraduate Diploma award.