This pathway is for practitioners who are already or aim to be working in areas of advanced cardiac practice. There are two main aims of the pathway: firstly, to consolidate and improve the practitioners understanding of advanced concepts in cardiac disease and treatment and secondly, to provide practitioners with skills to help them further develop their careers.
This pathway is designed for experienced cardiac care practitioners who wish to advance their clinical practice, develop their professional career and enhance their knowledge of research and evidence-based healthcare.
The programme builds on your existing skills and experience to enable you to lead and support the development and subsequent delivery of evidence-based practice. The pathway will provide you with an advanced understanding of cardiac disease and treatment, applying it to advanced care modalities in the sphere of cardiac care. By application of research methodology and evidence-based principles the pathway will enhance your skills in these areas, improving your ability to use these skills in practice.
This pathway forms part of an advanced programme that is suitable for practitioners from a wide variety of areas, for example: accident and emergency departments; cardiac care; intensive care and high dependency units; primary care and general practice staff; staff involved in advising on dietetic and rehabilitation of cardiac patients. Students undertake core modules in cardiac care, evidence-based practice, leadership and healthcare research. In addition students select options from a range of areas including: assessment skills;diabetes care and neuroscience care.