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20 May - 21 June 2024 (Online)
Live online sessions: 21, 30 May & 6, 13, 20 June 2024

Course details

  • Duration:  5 weeks
  • Live online sessions:  
    - 21 May 2024: 9.00 - 10.30am
    - 30 May 2024: 9.00 - 10.30am
    - 6 Jun 2024: 9.00 - 10.30am
    - 13 Jun 2024: 9.00 - 10.30am
    - 20 Jun 2024: 9.00 - 9.45am
  • Fees:
    - £495
  • Venue: Online
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This short course will build on your existing cardiac embryology, physiology and morphology to develop your skills and awareness to critically evaluate congenital and acquired paediatric heart disease and how those conditions are managed. This course will also provide you with a focused overview of research methods and innovative strategies used in the diagnosis and management of children with cardiac disease. 

Topics covered will include:

  • Neonatal Cardiology / Congenital Heart Disease
  • Cardiomyopathies
  • Acquired heart disease
  • Rhythm abnormalities
  • Innovations in Paediatric cardiology
  • Longer term outcomes

The course is part of a range of short courses spread throughout the academic year which are available both to students who are enrolled on the MSc Applied Paediatrics course and as stand-alone CPD accredited programmes for all healthcare professionals.

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Learning outcomes

By the end of the short course you will be able to:

  • Formulate strategies to prevent, investigate and manage specific acquired and congenital heart diseases in the paediatric population
  • Conceptualise the model of future practice within paediatric cardiology bearing in mind current innovative fields
  • Debate the long-term outcomes in children who have been diagnosed with specific cardiac conditions and how this will impact in their daily life

Course structure & delivery

The course runs online over 5 consecutive weeks, and you are expected to conduct approximately 7 to 10 hours of self-directed study per week, depending on your pace of learning. This consists of weekly directed tasks that you can undertake at your own pace and timing, such as watching recorded lectures, assigned reading or reflection and forum work, but also may consist of group work online. There are also planned synchronous sessions during the course to discuss ideas, present group and individual work and to facilitate further learning.

Short course students will not be formally assessed on the course however, you will receive feedback for any submitted activities such as participation and contribution to group work and interactive sessions including a workshop within the course.

Evidence of sufficient participation will be required to obtain a course certificate.

Live online sessions

The course consists of several synchronous sessions on a video-conferencing platform on the following dates (UK time):

Tuesday, 21 May 2024: 9.00 - 10.30am
Thursday, 30 May 2024: 9.00 - 10.30am
Thursday, 6 Jun 2024: 9.00 - 10.30am
Thursday, 13 Jun 2024: 9.00 - 10.30am
Thursday, 20 Jun 2024: 9.00 - 9.45am

A full timetable and access to course materials will be made available to registered participants prior to the start of the course.

Who should attend?

Who should attend?
This course will benefit paediatricians, GPs, nurses, therapists, and other healthcare professionals involved in Child Health.

As the course is a multi-professional programme, students will develop an understanding of how their own individual behaviours, and those of the teams within which they work, can have a significant influence on the quality of care delivered.