Continuing Professional Development (short course)
Module code: MOD001580
Module level: 6
Module credits: 15 credits
Develop your specialist skills in caring for patients and their family who require cardiac rehabilitation. Reflexively review the provision of holistic care to meet the physical, psychological and social needs of patients. Use the theory to compare and contrast differing perspectives on treatment and management to deliver an effective programme of cardiac rehabilitation.
This course will enhance current understanding and complement existing knowledge surrounding the holistic care of cardiac patients and their family. It will focus on the importance of cardiac rehabilitation, the phases, benefits and risks associated with cardiac rehabilitation for the selected patient group, the current burden caused by cardiac diseases, risk factors, lifestyle management and cardio-protective therapies. The importance of illness perceptions play a key role in influencing people’s health behaviours as they recover from an acute cardiac episode or cope with the impact of a chronic cardiac disease. It is therefore important that health care practitioners acquire the necessary knowledge and skills in order to effectively and efficiently provide and deliver quality care to those individuals. The key elements of an effective cardiac rehabilitation programme are also discussed. Interprofessional team working is essential in the delivery of high quality care.
The knowledge acquired through this course will assist health care professionals to analyse the most appropriate interventions and treatments for managing their clients’ needs. This will enable you to understand why “you are doing what you are doing”. In relating the theory to your practice, you can compare and contrast different perspectives on treatment and management which is imperative for safe and effective clinical practice.
The achievement of learning outcomes will be assessed at Level 6 by a 3000 word assignment.
This course is suitable for hospital-based and community professionals who are involved in cardiac rehabilitation for people following acute myocardial infarction, revascularisation, heart failure and other cardiovascular disorders. It will be based on the national guidelines for cardiac rehabilitation which promote evidence-based practice for clients with relevant cardiovascular disorders.
The Faculty of Health, Social Care & Education is the largest provider of health, social care and education courses in the East of England, with over 6,000 students from more than 20 countries.
With 95% of our students finding full-time employment within six months of graduating, you can be sure that our courses have been designed with your career in mind. We’ve been educating nurses, midwives and social workers for over 25 years.
At the cutting edge of research, we offer a range of internationally recognised undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses taught by friendly, supportive and experienced staff. With over 150 research students across our three doctoral programmes (PhD; DProf and EdD), we provide the multi-disciplinary perspective and potential for academic debate that reflects our position as a leader in practitioner-focused and practice-led research studies.
Designed to enhance your learning experience, our facilities include state-of-the-art simulated skills laboratories that mirror real-life clinical situations and UK hospital wards. Our students also benefit from our Early Childhood Research and Resource Centre; a space in which they can experiment with equipment and play activities.
You’ll study in an exciting, modern faculty which has strong links with regional, national and international organisations, including healthcare trusts, social services, local and regional authorities, schools and academic institutions.
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For more information about fees, please enquire with our CPD Admissions Team. Call 01245 686868 or email email@example.com.
If you require NHS contract funding, please speak to your manager before applying.
To access this course, you will have at least 2 years' post-registration current experience in cardiac care or cardiac rehabilitation areas, or any clinical area which provides access to patients with cardiac rehabilitation needs.
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