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Cardiac Device and Rhythm Management PGCert

Cardiac Device and Rhythm Management PGCert

Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Certificate

Subject areas


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’s designed for healthcare professionals looking to make a difference working with patients with conduction disorders and implantable cardiac devices (including pacemakers, ICDs and heart failure devices).

Course highlights

Specialist clinical expertise underpinned by in-depth theoretical knowledge, including specialist areas of cardiac devices, such as bradycardia and tachycardia devices. An understanding of the evidence and research base of the discipline. Access to device specialist MDT. Research active cardiac physiologist teaching on the programme allowing up to date and research led teaching. Access to research cardiologists specifically researching into cardiac devices.

The course features hands on training in the latest techniques, providing you with valuable experience working with the specialist tools and resources. The course will appeal to a range of healthcare professionals including: Cardiac Physiologists Hospital Doctors/ GPs Cardiac Nurse Specialists Physician Associates Radiographers Allied Health Professionals.

Learning and teaching

On completion of the course students should have provided evidence of being able to:Demonstrate in-depth specialist knowledge of techniques relevant to cardiac rhythm managementDemonstrate an advanced understanding of concepts, information and techniques informed by knowledge across the forefront of cardiac rhythm managementExhibit competence in subject-specific intellectual abilitiesDemonstrate an advanced understanding of techniques applicable to their own research, advanced scholarship or area of specific interest within the broader disciplineTake a proactive and self-reflective role in working and to develop professional relationships with othersProactively formulate ideas and hypotheses and to evaluate theseEvaluate current issues and research in cardiac rhythm management


We use a range of assessment methods to assess your knowledge and professional skills, including: written examination, oral examination and written essays.You’ll need to demonstrate the knowledge and application of standard concepts, information and techniques relevant to the discipline. You need to be able to draw on a wide variety of material and be able to critically evaluate them.

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 well as conducting diagnostic assessments and providing treatment. Cardiac specialists roles can also include being a consultant, counsellor, advisor, educator, facilitator, researcher and therapist. Whichever area you plan to move into once you’ve graduated, our dedicated careers team, including your own personal supervisor, are on hand to provide detailed and specific career guidance and support to make sure that you are well positioned to move into your chosen career.

Different course options

Study mode

Part time


12 months

Start date



The Tachycardia Device and Rhythm Management module covers many aspects of tachyarrhythmia management with the primary focus on pharmacology, cardiac devices and electrophysiology. This module is particularly relevant to practicing cardiac physiologists and allied health professionals who are involved with patients with tachyarrhythmias and heart failure. Topics covered include: Electrophysiology and haemodynamics; Electrophysiology studies; ICD Implant and follow up indications, contraindications, procedures, trouble shooting; DVLA regulations, MHRA, Ethics.

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.