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Cardiac and Respiratory Care

Credit bearing module

Key facts

Course code

NURS7026

Start dates

January 2022

Application deadline

1 December (for a January start)

Course length

Part time: One semester

Academic level

7

Academic credits

40

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

Overview

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
2021 / 22
CPD Home (UK) part time
£2000 if taken as a standalone module, or £2120 if taken as part of PGC Course.

Questions about fees?

Contact Student Finance on:

Tuition fees

2021 / 22
CPD Home (UK) part time
£2000 if taken as a standalone module, or £2120 if taken as part of PGC Course.

Questions about fees?

Contact Student Finance on:

+44 (0)1865 483088

financefees@brookes.ac.uk

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.

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, if any, are detailed below.

The published course and module descriptions were accurate when first published and remain the basis of the course, but the University has had to modify some course and module content in response to government restrictions and social distancing requirements. In the event of changes made to the government advice and social distancing rules by national or local government, the University may need to make further alterations to the published course content. Detailed information on the changes will be sent to every student to ensure you have all the information before you come to Oxford Brookes.

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

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.