Brighton and Sussex Medical School (GHI) This internationally recognised course is designed to train healthcare professionals to be the clinical leaders of the future by providing a mix of clinical and professional knowledge relevant to the practice of cardiology in contemporary healthcare. Learning in key professional domains includes service leadership and development, research, commissioning and communication and teaching. The cardiology content of the programme provides comprehensive learning to meet the professional development needs of a wide range of practitioners working in cardiology including: doctors, nurses, paramedics, pharmacists, physiologists and radiographers.
The course aims to increase students’ practical and theoretical knowledge of advanced clinical and interventional cardiology, by promoting their exploration of the current evidence for diagnosis and treatment. The course seeks to enable the student to use this evidence toward good practice through focussing on the practical aspects of the care of common cardiac conditions from a medical and patient perspective. In addition, the course aims to promote a wider understanding of the differing profiles and contributory roles of the various health care professionals involved in the care of cardiac patients.
Key areas of study
- Communication, learning and teaching in health and social care
- Acute cardiology principles and practice
- Fundamentals of cardiac diagnostic procedures and investigations
- Invasive/interventional cardiology
- Research methods and critical appraisal
- Leadership and change management in clinical services
- Quality, safety and service improvement in clinical services
On completion of the course, students will have developed a broad and systematic understanding of cardiovascular medicine and will be equipped to translate this knowledge into good practice. Students will also have acquired a portfolio of advanced research, leader
Brighton and Sussex Medical School (GHI), United Kingdom