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January 2022 / September 2022
1 August (for a September start) 1 December (for a January start)
Part time: 9 months (Sept) 12 months (January)
This course is not available to students classed as International for fees purposes.
This Post Graduate Certificate in Cardiorespiratory Practice will enable you to achieve professional development and experience in the specialist area of cardiac and/or respiratory care.
You will develop your critical understanding of cardiorespiratory practice. By applying evidence based practice, you will deliver the best outcome of care for the patient and their family. You will have the opportunity to develop your:
- skills and understanding of assessment
- planning, delivery and evaluation of care.
This is pertinent to the management of critically ill patients with complex care needs being cared for in a cardiac and/or respiratory care environment. Students are able to learn by participating in clinical practice activities within their own cardiac or respiratory unit and are able to develop new clinical skills.
How to apply
- UK or overseas degree from a recognised institution or equivalent professional or other qualification.
- Hold professional registration with the relevant Nursing or Allied Health Professional Body in the UK.
- A minimum of 12 months post-registration experience in a relevant cardiac or respiratory clinical area.
- Be working in a relevant clinical environment in which they can achieve the clinical skills required.
- Have support of their line manager
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.
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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
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
You will study two compulsory modules on this PG certificate
- one single module (20 credits) NURS7023 Care of the Deteriorating or Acutely Unwell Adult
- one double module (40 credits) NURS7026 Cardiac and Respiratory Care
On successful completion of this course allows you will be awarded the Postgraduate Certificate in Cardiorespiratory Practice worth 60 CATS credits at Level 7.
Cardiac and Respiratory Care (40 credits)
This double level 7 practice module provides students 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. This module will examine common acute and chronic cardiac and respiratory conditions, focussing on the assessment, monitoring, and management of these patients. Students will be required to evaluate and critically analyse practice with relevant theory in order to promote evidence based care.
Care of the Deteriorating or Acutely Unwell Adult (20 credits)
This single level 7 practice related module provides students with the opportunity to develop a critical problem-solving approach to the assessment and management of the deteriorating and acutely unwell adult. This module will enhance the students’ assessment skills enabling them to recognise changes in a patients’ clinical condition and communicate findings to colleagues in the multidisciplinary team. It will examine the management of these patients while implementing human factors principles to improve patient safety.
Please note: As our courses are reviewed regularly as part of our quality assurance framework, the modules you can choose from may vary from that shown here. The structure of the course may also mean some modules are not available to you.
Learning and teaching
This programme 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 clinical simulation.
The teaching, learning and assessment strategy of the programme reflects its student centred, patient-centred and practice-focused approach. Each module has an appropriate division between structured learning activities and private study. Opportunities for sharing existing and developing skills, knowledge and experience, are maximised.
Assessment methods used on this course
We will assess you with a variety of methods. Assessments give you an opportunity to demonstrate knowledge as well as the critical and reflective analysis required for professional practice.
NURS7023: Simulated scenario assessment, demonstrating assessment, recognition and management of a deteriorating or acutely unwell adult
NURS7026: Critical reflection of practice and, poster presentation and abstract.
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.