6 consecutive Thursdays commencing 24 January 2019 (24th & 31st January/ 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th February 2019)

Course details

  • Leader - Dr Stuart Rosen
  • Duration: 6 days (34 hours of face-to-face learning) plus independent study and e-learning. Dates TBC
  • Fees
    - Assessed£950
    - Non-assessed - £600
  • Location - Royal Brompton Campus
  • ECTS - 7.5 (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:

  1. Discuss and evaluate the therapeutic management of common cardiovascular diseases in response to different aetiologies
  2. Identify and analyse the challenges and limitations of different management options in the management of cardiovascular disease.
  3. Discuss and critically evaluate the evidence for current pharmacological and non-pharmacological management of cardiovascular disease
  4. Appraise the current models for the delivery of cardiovascular healthcare care in relation to changing patient demographics and aetiologies

More information

Brief outline of content

This module will provide a comprehensive understanding of the therapeutic interventions and management of commonly encountered cardiovascular diseases. It will also include an appraisal of current models for the delivery of care, both acute and community.

  • Teaching will concentrate on the pathophysiology, aetiology and treatment of common cardiovascular conditions typically including coronary heart disease, cardiomyopathies and arrhythmias.
  • Students will be introduced to basic imaging and diagnostic tests such as, ECG, echocardiography, cardiac ultrasound, nuclear imaging in relation to how thy influence decision making around the therapeutic treatment and management of common cardiovascular diseases.
  • The course will also cover genetic testing for inherited cardiovascular disease and the implications of this for medical management. Behavioural issues and counselling relevant to genetic testing will also be covered.
  • The course will review papers that have led to the development and contemporary use of pharmacological and device therapies (such as ICD, MCS) and critically appraise the implications for the integration of these new technologies into personalised clinical practice.
  • Students will also review the evidence behind behavioural interventions commonly used in the management of cardiovascular disease. This will typically include strategies for the management of anxiety and depression and to optimise self-care.
  • Students will learn about monitoring and follow-up throughout the patient journey that includes the acute intensive care unit and the community. This will also include a review of modern technologies for the remote monitoring and management of patients through devices; both implantable and external.


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.