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Cardiac Device and Rhythm Management PGCert

Cardiac Device and Rhythm Management PGCert

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Study mode

Part time


12 months

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Certificate

Subject areas

Cardiology Management (General)

Course type


Course Summary

Cardiac rhythm and device specialists work across challenging and stimulating hospital and community environments, combining patient care with analytical problem solving.

Make an impact

Our Cardiac Device and Rhythm Management course will develop you into a highly competent and advanced practitioner ready to make a real contribution to modern healthcare services. It is designed for healthcare professionals with a specialist interest in cardiac rhythm management and implantable cardiac devices (including pacemakers, ICDs and heart failure devices).

Course highlights

Specialist clinical expertise underpinned by in-depth theoretical knowledge in cardiac implantable devices, including pacemakers, implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD) cardiac resynchronisation therapy (CRT) and remote monitoring.

An understanding of the evidence and research base of the discipline.

Teaching delivered by a research active multi-disciplinary team of clinical academics including IBHRE and BHRS accredited cardiac physiologists, specialist nurses and cardiologists ensuring evidence based, research led teaching.

The course features the opportunity to undertake hands on training in implantable loop recorder (ILR) implantation and includes sessions with industry specialists. The course will appeal to a range of healthcare professionals including: Cardiac Physiologists, Hospital Doctors, GPs, Cardiac Nurse Specialists, Physician Associates, Radiographers and Allied Health Professionals.

Learning and teaching

On completion of our course you should have provided evidence of being able to:

  • demonstrate in-depth specialist knowledge of techniques relevant to cardiac rhythm management;
  • demonstrate an advanced understanding of concepts, information and techniques informed by knowledge across the forefront of cardiac rhythm management;
  • exhibit competence in subject-specific intellectual abilities;
  • demonstrate an advanced understanding of techniques applicable to their own research, advanced scholarship or area of specific interest within the broader discipline;
  • take a proactive and self-reflective role in working and to develop professional relationships with others;
  • proactively formulate ideas and hypotheses and to evaluate these, evaluate current issues and research in cardiac rhythm management.

This is a 9 month course with teaching during 2 x one week long intensive study weeks in Leeds, one in semester 2 and the other in semester 2a. International students will require just one short term study visa because both study weeks are within a six month period. You will complete the rest of your study from your home country and submit your assessment online. – (In view of the current COVID-19 pandemic we will assess the situation of the study weeks closer to the time that they due to run and may need to replace these with online activities).

Career opportunities

Cardiac disease is a major problem of the Western world. In the UK the demand for cardiac specialists is greater than the number practising, ensuring a continued future for registered professionals.

The NHS employs the majority of cardiac specialists and our course is tailored to provide ideal preparation to allow you to move into this speciality. Some cardiac specialists work in the private sector and in GP surgeries.

Opportunities arise for cardiac specialists to work in industry as application specialists, supporting clients in using and troubleshooting equipment. Cardiac specialists work largely autonomously, making clinical decisions and providing clinical reports. As w

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Entry Requirements including English Language GCSE English and Maths grade C or above or equivalent Relevant undergraduate degree in a related field including BSc (Hons) Clinical Physiology (Cardiology) or BSc (Hons) Healthcare Science (Cardiac Physiology) or equivalent e.g. HNC MPPM, professional body exams such as BHRS Undergraduate degree in a related field 2:2 including nursing, radiography, or equivalent.