This exciting programme is delivered by an interdisciplinary team of academic staff from theInternational Centre for Circulatory Health together with senior clinicians in cardiology, nursing, dietetics, physiotherapy, pharmacology and clinical psychology from Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and visiting experts in the field of cardiovascular prevention and rehabilitation.

Each short course / module includes a taught component which is combined with online learning, enabling our students to work flexibly around other commitments. This enables students to interact with tutors and fellow students, whilst out of College, and access our comprehensive learning resource (e.g. podcasts of all lectures, interactive formative tasks, debate groups, simulated clinical cases).

What will I Learn on these Courses?

Students will gain knowledge of, and experience in, the theory and clinical application of evidence-based preventive cardiology practice. The programme covers the complete spectrum of preventive cardiology, from patients with established atherosclerotic disease and the relatives of patients with premature atherosclerotic disease, to asymptomatic people, including those with diabetes, who are at high multifactorial risk.

The scientific foundation of our programme is lifestyle change (smoking cessation, healthy food choices and physical activity) through behavioural approaches, together with weight management, medical management of blood pressure, blood lipids and blood glucose and use of cardioprotective drug therapies. There is a strong practical emphasis aiming to equip our students with the ability to translate theory to real-world clinical practice.

Delivery mode

Lectures, Online learning

Assessment mode

Coursework

Prerequisites

Equivalent professional qualification, Undergraduate degree