Cardiac and Respiratory Care

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Key facts

Course code


Start dates

January 2023

Application deadline

1 January (for a January start)

Course length

Part time: One semester

Academic level


Academic credits


This course is not available to students classed as International for fees purposes.


This double practice module in Cardiac and Respiratory Care provides you with the opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills in adult cardiac and respiratory practice required to meet the diverse needs of patients and their families or carers.

We will examine common acute and chronic cardiac and respiratory conditions, focusing on the assessment, monitoring, and management of these patients. You will be required to evaluate and critically analyse practice with relevant theory in order to promote evidence based care.

healthcare professionals attending to cardiac patient

How to apply

Entry requirements

You must be a qualified health care professional with a minimum of one year of relevant clinical experience (in cardiac or respiratory specialty). Students must have access to a health care setting that will enable achievement of the learning outcomes.

Terms and Conditions of Enrolment

When you accept our offer, you agree to the Terms and Conditions of Enrolment. You should therefore read those conditions before accepting the offer.

Application process

Apply through our Moodle Portal.

You will need to register for the portal prior to proceeding with an application.

Tuition fees

Please see the fees note
2024 / 25
CPD Home (UK) part time
£2,000 per module if taken as a standalone module or £2,310 per module if taken as part of an award bearing course​

Questions about fees?

Contact Student Finance on:

Tuition fees

2024 / 25
CPD Home (UK) part time
£2,000 per module if taken as a standalone module or £2,310 per module if taken as part of an award bearing course​

Questions about fees?

Contact Student Finance on:

+44 (0)1865 534400

Fees quoted are for the first year only. If you are studying a course that lasts longer than one year your fees will increase each year.

How and when to pay

Tuition fee instalments for the semester are due by the Monday of week 1 of each semester. Students are not liable for full fees for that semester if they leave before week 4. If the leaving date is after week 4, full fees for the semester are payable.

  • For information on payment methods, please see our Make a Payment page.
  • For information about refunds, please visit our Refund policy page

Financial support and scholarships

For general sources of financial support, see our Fees and funding pages.

Additional costs

Please be aware that some courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees. Specific additional costs for this course are detailed below.

Learning and assessment

This module is taught via a blended learning approach, it involves a mixture of pre session reading, online activities and presentations blended with face-to-face seminars, problem based learning and critical debate. The pedagogies employed are designed to enable the students to integrate current evidence base and relevant literature into practice scenarios to inform their own clinical knowledge and practice while learning the importance of critical appraisal and critical thinking for the development of both practice and self. 

You will be assessed 100% through coursework.

healthcare professional showing medical equipment

Learning and teaching

The outline syllabus covers, pathophysiological concepts and care, in relation to patients with cardiac and respiratory compromise, the underpinning evidence-base and application to decision making.

Topics to include:

  • ACS and PCI
  • Heart failure
  • 12 lead ECG analysis
  • Electrophysiology
  • Heart sounds
  • Breathlessness
  • Respiratory failure
  • CXR
  • Non-invasive ventilation
  • Arterial blood gas analysis


Assessment methods used on this course

100% course work:

Critical reflection of practice (50%)

Poster presentation and abstract (50%)

Programme changes:
On rare occasions we may need to make changes to our course programmes after they have been published on the website. For more information, please visit our changes to programmes page.