Each module is individually assessed as follows:

Core compulsory modules

 Module

PGCert

MSc

 Assessment method

Preventive cardiology theory and practice

 

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  • 2,000 word case study (30%weighting)
  • 2 hour unseen multiple choice and short answer written examination (40% weighting)
  • 30 minute practical examination(30% weighting)

Reflective clinical  practice

 

 

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  • Submission of clinical observations refelctive practice portfolio which summarises the clinical observations and visits made during the course. 

Research methods

 

 

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  • 3 hour unseen multiple choice and short answer written examination (50% weighting)
  • Written critique (25% weighting)
  • Written study design and statistical analysis report using STATA (25% weighting)

Research project

 

 

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  • 2,500 word research proposal (10% weighting)
  • 8,000 word dissertation (70% weighting)
  • Viva (20% weighting) 

Optional study modules

Category A: PGCert and MSc students select one of the following

 Module

 ECTS

 Assessment method

Smoking cessation 

 

 10

 

  • 2,000 word literature review (coursework) (75% weighting)
  • 15 minute individual presentation (25% weighting)

Nutrition and weight management 

 

 10

 

  • Production of scientific poster (35%)
  • 15 minute scientific poster presentation (25% weighting)
  • Written abstract of an inclass experiment (20% weighting)
  • Production of a 500 patient dietary leaflet (20% weighting)

Physical activity and exercise

 

 10

 

  • 2,000 word written assignment (75% weighting)
  • 15 minute presentation of a tailored exercise and activity programme (25% weighting)

Category B: PGCert and MSc students select one of the following

 Module

 ECTS

 Assessment method

Risk estimation

 10

  • 4,000 word case presentation

Prevention and management of diabetes

 10

  • 4,000 word case presentation
Medical risk factor management

 10

  • 4,000 word case presentation

MSc students are required to select one further optional specialist module from either Category A or B. MSc students with a nursing background have the option to from Category C, from the MSc in Cardiorespiratory Nursing.

Category C (MSc and Nurses only):

 Module

 ECTS

 Assessment method

Evidence-Based Health Care

 10

  • 3,000 word case presentation
  • Written examination
  • 15 minute presentation

Physical Assessment Module

 10

  • 2,000 word written assignment
  • Physical assessment cases portfolio
  • Practical examination
  • 15 minute presentation