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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Cardiology People With Mental Health Problems: Social Work

Course type


Course Summary

This programme is lead by a medical lead for cardiology and stroke medicine who are both senior doctors and offers the opportunity to study all aspects of clinical cardiology including expert assessment and management of a range of cardiac conditions, cardiac interventions, interpretation and practical skills. Stroke content includes hyper acute stroke, thrombolytic, interpretation of CT and MRI, TIA management, maximising stroke care, rehabilitation and long term. The programme can be regarded as vital training for the early stages of cardiology or stroke specialist training with clear learning objectives. The MSc Cardiology and Stroke programme has been developed in response to the local and national emergence of specialist ‘Stroke’ and ‘Heart Attack’ centres.

The implementation of the national service frameworks and the development of national strategies and clinical guidelines for the diagnosis, initial management and rehabilitation of cardiovascular disease have advanced the quality of patient care. The technological and therapeutic advances in the treatment of cardiovascular illness places an increasing demand upon practitioners to develop knowledge, skills and clinical decision-making. Simulation, (both high and low fidelity) is increasingly popular and a highly sought after method in learning and teaching practice, throughout the NHS and private health care sector and internationally. UH has state of the art simulation facilities including cardiovascular specific simulators, a rack record and the expertise in simulation education. The MSc. Cardiology and Stroke aims to provide students with the requisite clinical assessment, decision-making skills and management for a range of cardiology conditions and stroke including pharmacological and non-pharmacological therapeutic interventions.

Different course options

Full time | University of Hertfordshire | 15 months | 23-SEP-19

Study mode

Full time


15 months

Start date


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

Applicants should have a first degree in a healthcare discipline at 2.2 or above, and those have having two years experience in a cardiology or stroke related field of practice will also be considered.