Introduction to Innovations in Adult Congenital Heart Disease
Understanding cardiac anatomy and spatial relationships of cardiac structures
26 October - 10 November 2017
Exams due to take place week commencing 26 February 2018
Margaret Turner Warwick Education Centre
Royal Brompton Campus
London SW3 6LY
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This course will teach students the clinical and scientific basis of the diagnosis and management of adult congenital heart disease (ACHD). Students will apply knowledge of anatomy and physiology to the evaluation of the natural history of simple and complex congenital heart conditions, and the process of transition from childhood and paediatric services, to adulthood and adult services
Completion of the course will provide students with knowledge of the genetics and prenatal diagnosis of congenital heart disease and how this is managed. Students will learn the scientific basis for specific complications of ACHD, and will evaluate different strategies for the management of these complications.
The Royal Brompton Hospital has one of the first and largest units in Europe specialising in this field. Through lectures students will learn the clinical and scientific basis of the diagnosis and management of ACHD.
This short course is one of the core modules of the MSc Innovations in Cardiological Science.
At the end of this module the students will be able to:
- Describe cardiac embryology and development;
- Describe, in depth, the anatomy of the heart and great vessels in the normal heart and in simple and complex congenital defects using sequential analysis;
- Evaluate the indications for specific cardiac imaging in ACHD patients;
- Interpret echocardiographic, magnetic resonance and angiographic imaging results from patients with ACHD;
- Explain the scientific basis for specific complications of ACHD and relate this to their management strategies.
Students have the option of completing an assessment component and on successful completion will be provided with an official Imperial College London transcript of results. Under the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) each module is worth 7.5 credits. Details of the assessment and deadline for submission will be given during the course.
This course is suitable for those who already hold a medicine degree and wish to a develop more comprehensive understanding of adult congenital heart disease.
We normally require a UK bachelor’s degree in medicine or equivalent, with at least two years post-graduate work experience in a clinical setting.
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.