Cardiac Rehabilitation

The course is delivered largely online (with a fully online option available) and is full time in-service, this allows students working in clinical practice to continue to do so, applying their learning directly to patient care
The course addresses the latest evidence-base, implementation of best-practice guidelines and healthcare policy, behavioural change strategies, lifestyle approaches to risk factor modification, psychosocial health and medical management of risk factors including hypertension, dyslipidaemia, diabetes mellitus, obesity and smoking. Outcome measures, health technology and innovation in service design also feature strongly to enable programme uptake and high-quality delivery.

The course commences each January and runs part-time from January to May of each year. Scheduled virtual tutorials and workshops take place on alternate Fridays (3–7pm) and typically one Saturday a month. In conjunction with this face-to-face virtual contact there are organised directed studies supported by a specially designed online learning platform.

The programme involves completion of four assessments; all in the form of essays or equivalent, e.g., written assignments, poster presentations, case reviews. There are no exams—coursework accounts for 100% of the assessment.

1. Flexible learning: Delivered online using scheduled remote tutorials and workshops coupled with directed study, enabling students to simultaneously maintain professional roles in clinical practice or manage other commitments whilst completing their studies.

2. Delivered in partnership with the NIPC: This partnership offers an exceptional opportunity for students to interact with leading experts as well as engage in cutting edge research and further opportunities in cardiovascular disease prevention and rehabilitation.

3. Interdisciplinary expert teaching faculty: Students from a variety of backgrounds from all over the world interact with international leaders and clinical specialists from cardiology, nursing, nutrition, exercise, behavioural medicine and public health.

Entry requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements
Successful applicants will possess at least a Second Class Honours, Grade 1 degree (or equivalent) in a health care discipline or related subject area (e.g. medicine, nursing, physiotherapy, dietetics, sport and exercise science, clinical or health psychology, pharmacy, health promotion, public health, etc.). For those who do not hold a primary degree at the required level, consideration will also be given to applicants with relevant work experience, background knowledge and skills.

Overseas students will need to satisfy the university's English language requirement of IELTS 6.5 or above (or equivalent).

Application dates

CLOSING DATE: 16 December 2023


5 months, part-time.

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Career Opportunities
There is an array of employment opportunities in public health, health promotion, healthcare management, academic and research settings and the pharmaceutical industry. Graduates of the course with a clinical background will also specifically benefit from career advancement in the specialty of cardiac rehabilitation as well as cardiovascular health more broadly.

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  • Qualifications

    Postgraduate Certificate

  • Attendance type

    Part time

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