This fully online postgraduate qualification is delivered in collaboration with the National Institute for Prevention and Cardiovascular Health and equips students with the knowledge and skills required to make meaningful contributions to cardiac rehabilitation practice.
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.
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).
CLOSING DATE: 18th December 2021.
5 months, part-time.
Post Course Info
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.