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Cardiovascular Health and Rehabilitation (MSc/PGDip/PGCert)

Cardiovascular Health and Rehabilitation (MSc/PGDip/PGCert)

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Cardiovascular Medical Studies Physiotherapy Nursing: Specific Conditions Health Care Management / Health Studies

Course type


Course Summary

Our course is aimed at health professionals and graduates or to help facilitate a career switch for others looking to work in this rewarding and high-profile area.

Course overview

The course was established in 2004 and is designed to meet the need for a postgraduate qualification in cardiovascular health and rehabilitation. It is characterised by its multidisciplinary approach, stressing the importance of evidence-based practice in ensuring high standards of cardiovascular rehabilitation and prevention.

Why study this course with us?

The MSc is delivered by a team of leading-edge academics and national/international leaders in cardiovascular health, including: cardiologists, nurses, physiotherapists, exercise scientists, dietitians, nutritionists, surgeons and public health specialists. This enables graduates to leave with the most up-to-date level of knowledge. The key features of our course are:

The course is aligned with the BACPR standards and core components.
Opportunity for a placement in a cardiac rehabilitation unit at a local hospital.
Choice of research project – individually led, work related, or as part of a current University research course.

The course is highly flexible, allowing you to study full time or part time to suit your personal and work commitments. Flexibility is achieved through the delivery of modules over three-day blocks followed by eight weeks of campus- or home-based learning. This allows students nationally and internationally to attend the course. You will also gain PGCert and PGDip awards in this course.

Different course options

Full time | Parkgate Road Campus | 1 year | 14-SEP-20

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



This module covers the following topics: The process of rehabilitation (biomedical v bio-psychosocial/psychological determinants of health and behaviour change, patient centred approaches and socio-cultural influences on success) Stages of rehabilitation, standards and case components (BACPR) (rationale, content, benefits & drawbacks) Epidemiological influences and risk factors of cardiovascular disease Pathophysiological influences and processes of cardiovascular disease Procedures for diagnosing disease Diagnosis decision making Treatment selection choices Medications for CVD Metabolic risk factors such as obesity and diabetes and the link with peripheral vascular disease The strength and weaknesses of the evidence base for cardiovascular rehabilitati
Research Project - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

The course is open to applicants with a minimum of a 2:2 honours degree in a related subject area, or equivalent professional qualifications. Consideration will also be given to applicants with relevant work experience, background knowledge and skills.

University information

From a teaching college established in 1839, to becoming the University of Chester in 2005, over 180 years of academic growth has allowed the University to offer an extensive selection of postgraduate courses and research options across a number of specialist sites. This includes five sites in and around Chester, a campus in Warrington, a University Centre in Shrewsbury, and a new health and nursing education facility, Marriss House, in...more

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