MSc Cardiology and Stroke

Key information

Course Leader: Bella Rajasekaran

Level: 7

Start date: Semester A & C

Mode of delivery: blended learning

School: Life & Medical Sciences

Entry Requirements

Entry criteria

  • A degree in a healthcare discipline at 2:2 or above

and

  • The equivalent of 18 months Full Time post qualifying experience (excluding internship) and additionally 1 year Full Time in a substantive speciality post in cardiology / stroke
  • References will be required to confirm specialist experience.
  • Registration with an appropriate professional body. 
  • Overseas students will need to satisfy the University's English Language requirement of IELTS 6.5 or above (or equivalent), with a minimum of 6.0 in each band
  • If you do not have the required level of English for entry, our academic English courses can help you to achieve this level.

For more information about entry requirements and transferring existing, related credits to this programme please contact Bellal Rajasekaran at b.rajasekaran@herts.ac.uk

For country specific international qualifications please check International qualifications please check here

If you are an International Overseas Students make your application here.  Please note that your application could be rejected if you apply via the wrong method.  If your are in any doubt of your status please check here

 

MSc Cardiology and Stroke 

Description

Before applying please contact Bella Rajasekaran via b.rajasekaran@herts.ac.uk to discuss a programme of study for each academic year. Please also refer to the model programme of study in the downloads on the righthand side.

Introduction

The MSc Cardiology and stroke programme is designed for junior doctors with career intentions in stroke or cardiology, general practitioners with special interest as well as acute medicine or emergency medicine physicians who want to enhance their understanding of stroke or cardiology. We also welcome interest from clinical nurse specialists and other healthcare professionals working in cardiology and stroke or emergency or acute medicine.

This programme will provide students with the requisite clinical assessment, Investigation, decision-making skills, treatment plan and management for a range of cardiology conditions and stroke including pharmacological and non-pharmacological therapeutic interventions.

The programme provides opportunities for students to develop and demonstrate knowledge, understanding, and skills about cariology and stroke. Simulation based education will be used to teach both technical and non-technical skills in the specialists taught modules.

The MSc Cardiology and Stroke aim to 

  • Develop critical skills in the use of assessment in a range of cardiology and stroke conditions.
  • Provide students with the requisite critical decision-making skills and management of a range of cardiology and stroke conditions (including pharmacological and non-pharmacological therapeutic interventions).
  • Enable students to develop a critical application of knowledge, skills and best evidence, pertinent the acute phases of cardiovascular illness and subsequent rehabilitative care. 
  • Develop critical application of detailed and targeted investigations as a contribution to reaching an accurate diagnosis and delivery of effective care.  
  • Develop critical skills in the use of assessment in patients with a range of cardiological conditions including stroke.
  • Develop critical and in depth understanding in the use of appropriately targeted investigations as a contribution to both reaching an accurate diagnosis and the delivery of safe and effective care.

Programme structure

The programme has two intakes per year - September and May. Commencement dates vary depending on the modules selected.

  • Semester A -September -January
  • Semester B -January - May
  • Semester C -June -September

The MSc Cardiology and Stroke is a modular programme. Some of the modules are compulsory and some are optional. Learning may be shared in some core modules with healthcare professionals on other clinical programmes in Postgraduate Medicine. 

You may study individual modules to gain academic credits or complete a planned programme of study leading to a Masters (180 credits), Postgraduate Diploma in Cardiology and Stroke (120 credits), or PgCert (60 credits) cardiology or PgCert Stroke awards. All modules are worth 30 postgraduate credits each. You are allowed 5 years from initial registration to complete your academic award. 

Depending on the choice of award the programme consists of the following compulsory, specialist and optional modules:

Post Graduate Certificate Cardiology (60 Credits required) of which the following can be chosen:

  • Applied Clinical Assessments and Investigation (30 credits) 
  • Specialist Master Class in Cardiology (30 credits)

Or

Post Graduate Certificate Stroke (60 Credits required)

  • Applied Clinical Assessments and Investigation (30 credits) 
  • Specialist Master Class in Stroke (30 credits)

Post Graduate Diploma Cardiology and Stroke (120 Credits required)

  • Applied Clinical Assessments and Investigation (30 credits)
  • Decision Making (30 credits)
  • Specialist Master Class in Cardiology (30 credits)

Or

  • Specialist Master Class in Stroke (30 credits)
  • Evidence-Based Practice (30 credits)

For a Master’s Degree modules (180 Credits required)

  • Applied Clinical Assessments and Investigation (30 credits) - Compulsory
  • Evidence-Based Practice (30 credits) - Compulsory
  • Decision Making (30 credits) - Compulsory
  • Specialist Master Class in Cardiology (30 credits)- Compulsory

Or

  • Specialist Master Class in Stroke (30 credits)
  • Healthcare Disciplines Project (30 credits) – compulsory

Optional module

Leadership in Practice (30 credits)

 

Prerequisites

Entry criteria

  • A degree in a healthcare discipline at 2:2 or above

and

  • The equivalent of 18 months Full Time post qualifying experience (excluding internship) and additionally 1 year Full Time in a substantive speciality post in cardiology / stroke
  • References will be required to confirm specialist experience.
  • Registration with an appropriate professional body. 
  • Overseas students will need to satisfy the University's English Language requirement of IELTS 6.5 or above (or equivalent), with a minimum of 6.0 in each band
  • If you do not have the required level of English for entry, our academic English courses can help you to achieve this level.

For more information about entry requirements and transferring existing, related credits to this programme please contact Bellal Rajasekaran at b.rajasekaran@herts.ac.uk

For country specific international qualifications please check International qualifications please check here

If you are an International Overseas Students make your application here.  Please note that your application could be rejected if you apply via the wrong method.  If your are in any doubt of your status please check here

 

Level

7

Credits

180

Course Leader

Bella Rajasekaran

Fees

£1630.00

The price quoted above is per 30 credits and relates to students assessed as UK/home self-funded for fee purposes. Prices may differ for students that are assessed as EU Overseas/Overseas. Fees status will normally stay with the student for the remainder of their course. Here you can find further details along with, costs and when your fees need to be paid. You may be able to obtain a Post Graduate student loan, for which you must sign up for the whole MSc programme and not just individual modules or a Post Graduate Diploma, further details can be found at Gov.uk Master’s Loan

Start date

Semester A & C

Mode of delivery

blended learning

Faculty

Life & Medical Sciences

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