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Further your skills and broaden your opportunities in cardiovascular and respiratory healthcare

Key information


MSc
Duration: Full time over 12 months. The part-time option for the MSc will take 24 months.

PG Cert
Duration: 9 months (this could be shorter depending on the optional modules chosen).

PG Dip
Duration: 9 months (this could be shorter depending on the optional modules chosen).

Information on tuition fees 2017-18

Please note:

This course is not open in 2017. Applications for October 2018 enrolment will open in November 2017.

Register your interest in this programme

This programme is aimed at students from a wide range of healthcare backgrounds that includes healthcare scientists, nurses, physiotherapists and advanced practitioners. It will take you through a programme of learning to deepen your knowledge and skills in cardiovascular and respiratory healthcare, enabling you to enhance your career in your chosen field.

This programme offers you unique insights into developments in cardiovascular & respiratory healthcare and how to apply them to personalise healthcare decisions"

Dr Jillian Riley

Module lead

The multidisciplinary lecturers will draw on their clinical and research experience at national and international level to facilitate your learning. You will have the opportunity to discuss new technologies for the prevention, diagnosis and management of ill-health and their impact on the delivery of person-centred healthcare.

The course is flexible and modular, and available as a full- or part-time MSc, delivered over one or two years respectively. It is delivered through a combination of face-to-face and distance learning.


Programme structure

All MSc students are required to take seven modules plus a research project. In total you will complete:

  • three core modules (Cardiovascular & Respiratory Healthcare: Core Science, Study Design, Reflections and Evaluation of Clinical Practice);
  • four optional/elective modules from a choice of seven.

The MSc is offered as four awards based on the selection of specialist modules and the research project topic:

  • MSc Cardiovascular and Respiratory Healthcare:  Core modules plus four specialist elective modules, at least one specialist elective module must be from each theme (cardiovascular, respiratory and combined).
  • MSc Cardiovascular and Respiratory Healthcare (Cardiovascular Care): Core modules plus four specialist elective modules; three out of four specialist elective modules need to be from cardiovascular and combined themes.
  • MSc Cardiovascular and Respiratory Healthcare (Respiratory Care): Core modules plus four specialist elective modules; three out of four specialist elective module modules need to be from respiratory and combined themes.
  • MSc Cardiovascular and Respiratory Healthcare (Nursing): - Core modules plus Quality in Cardiovascular and Respiratory Healthcare with E-health, and Clinical Examination and History Taking, plus two specialist elective modules from either cardiovascular or respiratory theme. The research project must have a key focus in cardiovascular or respiratory nursing.

PG Diploma requires you to take seven modules. In total you will complete:

  • three core modules (Cardiovascular and Respiratory Healthcare: Core Science, Study Design, Reflections and Evaluation of Clinical Practice);
  • four optional/elective modules from a choice of seven.

PG Certificate requires you to take three modules. In total you will complete:

  • one core module (Cardiovascular & Respiratory Healthcare: Core Science);
  • two additional modules - you can choose two elective specialist modules, or one elective specialist module plus the core module Reflection and Evaluation of Clinical Practice.

All modules will be taught using a blended approach (direct teaching and online distance learning) to provide flexibility for health professionals to combine their study with clinical work and health service duties.  

Most optional modules consist of 30 hours of face-to face teaching and up to three weeks of eLearning and independent study. The core module (Cardiovascular and Respiratory Healthcare: Core Science) is a longer module of 72 hours of face-to-face teaching and distance learning and takes place over the first term.

Further detail on modules and research project of Respiratory and Cardiovascular Healthcare


Entry requirements

2:1 Honours Degree (or equivalent) in a relevant medical, biomedical or healthcare subject.

For those who do not meet the academic requirements above a special case may be made based on substantial relevant clinical experience.

Standard requirements: IELTS 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each element or equivalent.

 English requirements

All candidates must demonstrate a minimum level of English language proficiency for admission to the College.

For admission to this course, you must achieve the standard College requirement in the appropriate English language qualification. For details of the minimum grades required to achieve this requirement, please see the English language requirements for postgraduate applicants.


Assessments

A variety of different assessment methods will be used depending on the module. These include assessed presentations, practical and written examinations and a rresearch project thesis and oral presentation (MSc students only). 


Is this programme for you?

This interdisciplinary programme is aimed at students from a wide range of healthcare backgrounds that includes healthcare scientists, nurses, physiotherapists and advanced practitioners.

  • Inclusive and comprehensive
  • A mixture or taught, practical and on-line learning
  • Encompasses cardiovascular and respiratory healthcare theory and practice
  • Taught by national and international experts in cardiology and respiratory healthcare 
  • Based at the Royal Brompton Campus, NHLI, Imperial College 
  • World-renowned

Key benefits

  • Patient-centred teaching
  • Lecturers with relevant expertise
  • Blended learning approach
  • State of the art lectures based on clinical case studies