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Long-term Cardiac Care

The number of patients surviving acute cardiac events or living to adulthood with significant congenital heart disease is steadily rising.

As our population of elderly cardiac patients is likewise increasing, recognising and meeting the longer term and end stage needs of these patient groups will undoubtedly challenge and shape the knowledge base and skills of medics, nurses and paramedics providing frontline care now and in the future.

This module therefore explores common long-term cardiac conditions and the specific needs of patients and carers living with these to enhance the  knowledge and skills of staff providing assessment and care in both acute and community settings.

Entry Criteria

  • Effective registration with the NMC / HPC or other relevant professional body. ESSENTIAL
  • Undertaken successful level 4/5 academic study. ESSENTIAL
  • Currently be employed in practice and have the support of their manager in undertaking the module. ESSENTIAL
  • Have a named mentor in clinical practice throughout the duration of the module. ESSENTIAL

Key information

Module Category: NMAH
Module Code: 3381
Module Credits: 30
Module Level: 6

Module leader

Louise Hodgson
E: lhodgson@dmu.ac.uk
T: 0116 201 3877

Semesters

Semester 2: 2015

  • 09.00 - 13.00 Thursday 5 February
  • 09.00 - 13.00 Thursday 12 February 
  • 09.00 - 13.00 Thursday 19 February 
  • 09.00 - 13.00 Thursday 26 February 
  • 09.00 - 13.00 Thursday 5 March
  • 09.00 - 13.00 Thursday 12 March 
  • 09.00 - 13.00 Thursday 19 March 
  • 09.00 - 13.00 Thursday 26 March 
  • 09.00 - 13.00 Thursday 16 April
  • 09.00 - 13.00 Thursday 23 April

This module runs on alternate years and is not due to run in 2015/16

Return to study

This is a degree-level module in which you will be expected to produce assessed work at degree-level standard.

If it is sometime since you undertook other kinds of academically assessed work, you will be well advised to consider undertaking some self-directed academic updating around returning to study.

More information can be found here

Fees

Learning Beyond Registration contract

 

 
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