Understanding cardiac anatomy and spatial relationships of cardiac structures 

Course details


2.5 weeks

26 October - 10 November 2017

Exams due to take place week commencing 26 February 2018


£1,950 (Unassessed)
£2,425 (Assessed)


Margaret Turner Warwick Education Centre 
Imperial College
Royal Brompton Campus
Dovehouse Street
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 Clinical Cardiology.

Learning outcomes

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.

Please contact us for further information or visit the MSc Innovations in Clinical Cardiology webpages for full details of course content.

Target audience

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.

Entry requirements

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.

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.

Course organiser

Dr Sonya Babu-Narayan

Previous key speakers

How to register

Step 1: Send us your qualifications and/or a short CV to

Step 2: Once approved you will be sent a link for payment

Terms and conditions

Terms and conditions

Cancellations must be received in writing one calendar month before each course and will be subject to an administration charge of £50-£150 depending on the course. Cancellations received within a month of the course cannot be accepted and the attendee will be liable for the full course fee. Substitutions may be made at any time.
The organiser cannot accept liability for cost incurred in the event of a course having to be cancelled as a result of circumstances beyond its reasonable control.