Dates TBC

Course details

  • Leader - Dr Kajaluxy Ananthan
  • Duration: 6 days (35 hours of face-to-face learning) plus independent study and e-learning.
  • Fees
    - Assessed£950
    - Non-assessed - £600
  • Location - Royal Brompton Campus
  • ECTS - (Level 7)

How to apply:

Applicants must submit their CV to and provide a short statement outlining your interest in and reason for applying for the short course.

For entry requirements please see the main course webpage,

This short course is one of the elective modules on the MSc Cardiovascular and Respiratory Healthcare programme.

Course aims

 At the end of this module students will be able to:

  • Discuss and evaluate the effectiveness of comprehensive cardiovascular disease prevention initiatives.
  • Undertake and analyse a comprehensive cardiovascular assessment of cardiovascular risk and develop a clinically reasoned management plan
  • Identify and competently use appropriate technologies used in life style modification

More information

Brief outline of content

During this module students will study the primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease and rehabilitation of patients with established heart disease.

  • The module will provide an overview of the determinants of health, social inequalities and psychological risk
  • The module will also provide a comprehensive overview of key lifestyle issues and explore the relevant evidence. These will typically include tobacco cessation, nutrition weight management, physical activity and exercise
  • Medical risk factors will also be covered and these will typically include blood pressure, lipids and diabetes. Students will also explore cardiovascular risk assessment and total risk management.
  • The student will also explore different approaches to behaviour change. This will include the technologies and assessment tools commonly used in behaviour change. The components of and assessment of health related quality of life will also be explored.
  • Students will learn the contribution of different disciplines to cardiovascular disease prevention and rehabilitation



Students have the option of completing the assessment component. Participants who have completed the assessment will be provided with an official Imperial College London transcript. 

Please note that participants who later enrol in one of the departments postgraduate programmes in Cardiovascular and Respiratory Healthcare will be subject to the full tuition fee. Participants are however able to transfer a limited amount of CPD credits already gained within the Cardiovascular and Respiratory Healthcare programme, subject to meeting APEL regulations and only if the short course has been fully assessed.  Marks/credits for assessed work are not available for students for considerable time after the work has been submitted, as all marks have to be Board approved.  

Should a participant wish to sit one or more of the assessments, registration must be made and payment received, before the start of the course module at the point of booking.