MSc Preventative Cardiovascular Medicine (Online delivery)

Preventative Cardiovascular Medicine is a rapidly evolving branch of medicine involved in the prevention of cardiovascular diseases such as stroke, coronary heart disease and peripheral vascular disease. This online Masters course in Preventative Cardiovascular Medicine is designed to be practical and clinically focused and will focus on applying scientific principles to direct patient care. Run with our partners Diploma MSc it aims to create professionals who can independently access information and use the information to critically assess, evaluate and disseminate the evidence base related to Preventative Cardiovascular Medicine.

It will develop problem solving and clinical skills together with preparing students to take a leadership role. As such, on completion of the MSc Preventative Cardiovascular Medicine, you will be able to deliver management strategies for the investigation and treatment of patients at increased cardiovascular risk; demonstrate knowledge and competence in Preventative Cardiovascular Medicine and develop and deliver Preventative Cardiovascular interventions for the wider population.

Study Mode
2019
Duration Start Date Campus Campus Code
Part-time 1 Year September On Line 8
Part-time 2 Years September On Line 8
Study Mode
2020
Duration Start Date Campus Campus Code
Part-time 2 Years March On Line 8
Part-time 1 Year September On Line 8

Year One

Students progressing from the PG Diploma course do the one-year MSc consisting of the following modules:
 
●     Research Methodologies and Critical Evaluation in Preventative Cardiovascular Medicine
●     Professional Project

 

MSc: Two-year duration

Students who decide to enrol directly on to the MSc (rather than the PG Dip) will do the two-year version, which consists of the following modules:

Core

  • Principles of Preventative Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Cardiovascular Risk Management
  • Lipid Metabolism in Clinical Practice
  • Management of Lipid Disorders
  • Hypertension: Diagnosis and Management
  • Preventative Cardiovascular Medicine in Special Situations
  • Research Methodologies and Critical Evaluation in Preventative Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Professional Project 
    This module aims to develop an ability to critically evaluate areas of professional practice of your choice and develop skills in independent research and study. You will produce a report of 12000 words which will include a project proposal of 1,500 words and the remaining 10,500 words will consist of a literature review and an evidence appraisal, clinical or organisational practice audit. It will also involve the implementation of evidence-based practice and undertaking qualitative or quantitative research. As part of the module you will be in regular contact with your tutor who will offer guidance and supervision either via email, telephone or SKYPE.

Teaching

Each of the modules is taught online and includes self-directed learning, tutor stimulated discussion on case scenarios, examinations, group projects and independent projects. Reflective practice is also studied which involves considering how you can apply the knowledge gained into everyday work and practice.

The fees for this course are available from the Diploma MSc website.

Assessment

Assessment methods will vary for each module and include case-based examinations, discussions and scenarios, reflective portfolio, forum discussions and group activities.

The Independent Prescribing module will be assessed via completion of Formative and Summative assessments.

Facilities

As part of your online studies you will have access to the Learning Resources Centre materials at the University of South Wales. FINDit is the University’s portal which allows you to search for over 13,000 full-text journal articles, news articles, conference proceedings and approximately 160 databases via one search box- the majority of these materials are accessible online. Interactive study skills modules are available to study via Blackboard to enable you to utilise the library services fully.

Lecturers

Course Director
Having completed a MD in vascular biology, Dr Dev Datta now runs a cardiovascular risk factor and lipid clinic and the lipoprotein apheresis service in Wales. He is also a medical lead for the Welsh Familial Hypercholesterolaemia Service.

  • Entry to the one-year MSc programme will require the successful completion of the Postgraduate Diploma in Preventative Cardiovascular Medicine (120 credits) either from the University of South Wales or from another UK University.
    Alternatively, students may apply for the MSc as a two year course, completing all 8 modules (180 credits).
  • Applicants without recognised qualifications but have relevant work experience, background knowledge and skills will also be considered on an individual basis.
  • English language qualification (IELTS 6.5 or equivalent)
  • Applicants should submit copies of the following with their application:
  • Qualification certificates
  • One written reference

Please note: entry requirements for the Independent Prescribing module differ from the other modules and require:

  • 3 years post registration experience
  • 1 year in field of practice
  • Support of Line manager
  • Requirement of current role for IP status
  • Availability of a mentor

Please refer to the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) or General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) websites for further details.

Bursaries and Scholarships

Please visit our Bursaries and Funding page for any upcoming grants or opportunities.

 

This course is run in partnership with Diploma MSc. Please refer to their website for fee information.

August 2019 - July 2020 Fees

August 2020 - July 2021 Fees


  • Part-time UK and EU: TBC

Additional Costs

Students have access to a wide range of resources including textbooks, publications, and computers in the University’s library and via online resources. In most cases they are more than sufficient to complete a course of study. Where there are additional costs, either obligatory or optional, these are detailed below. Of course students may choose to purchase their own additional personal resources/tools over and above those listed to support their studies at their own expense. All stationery and printing costs are at a student’s own expense.

Our Preventative Cardiovascular Medicine MSc course has been developed for GPs, Secondary Care Trainees in Diabetes, Vascular Surgery, Cardiology, Medical Biochemistry, Allied Health Professionals and Practice Nurses running CV clinics who wish to develop their skills in this area of work. Our course is pioneering and focuses on preventative cardiovascular medicine rather than on cardiology. You will be one of the first to attain a recognised qualification in this area.