Cardiovascular disease and stroke management in primary care (degree level)

Key features

This 20 credit degree-level module, rooted firmly in practice, has been specifically designed to focus on the key principles and issues involved in managing and supporting patients with long-term cardiovascular conditions within the community and primary care setting.

You will also develop your knowledge and skills in the primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease.

The module team uses a blended learning approach utilising lectures, small group discussion, peer teaching, case studies, demonstrations, patient narrative and roleplay to deliver this module.

Module code

HEAD369

Credits

20

FHEQ level

Level 6 - bachelors degree

Location

Exeter

*This module was previously known as HEAC383

Course details

At the end of the module you will be able to:

  • recognise major modifiable and non-modifiable cardiovascular risk factors in high risk individuals with the aim of implementing primary prevention strategies and to promote early detection of cardiovascular disease.
  • identify pathological changes which develop in cardiovascular disease and discuss secondary prevention management in general practice.
  • plan, propose and implement evidence based treatment options and work in partnership with patients to promote lifestyle change and self- management.
  • apply knowledge and understanding of the progression of this chronic condition to individual patients as part of a holistic care package including psychological support, liaison with the wider healthcare team and progression of this chronic condition.
  • identify the needs of patients with cardiovascular disease within your area of practice, and the ability to set up, deliver and manage a comprehensive service for this client group.

Assessment

The assessment for this module is in two parts:

1.     a written assignment.

2.     a clinical audit.

(Please note that these assessment details are provisional).

Module dates

The taught dates for this module are 17, 18 and 25 May and 1 June 2018.

Please be aware that all modules run to minimum numbers. In the event that there are low numbers, this module may be rescheduled to an alternative date. Some modules are also subject to maximum numbers.

This module can be studied as a standalone module or as an optional module towards some of our BSc (Hons) Professional Development pathways.

For further information please contact the Professional Development Unit.

Module lead - Fiona Cook

"This module has been very highly evaluated by students who have indicated that it fills in significant gaps in knowledge and enhances practice in this very important area of clinical practice. The course draws on specialist input as well as presenting the patient perspective."



Our students say...

  • A "Very relevant to practice. Information and advice for patients and myself about cardiac investigations and treatment, improving my understanding."
  • A "Really enhanced my knowledge, things to take back and discuss."
  • A "I feel I will be able to give a better quality of care to my patients."

Entry requirements

To be eligible for this module you need to

  • be either a registered health and social care professional or a health and social care worker in possession of previous study at level 5 or a foundation degree.
  • be currently working in clinical practice with access to a suitably qualified mentor (for example, a GP, senior nurse colleague or another suitably qualified health professional with up to date cardiovascular training).

Funding and fees

Funding

This module is commissioned by Health Education England (HEE) and you may, therefore, be eligible for funding through 

Please contact your Trust’s Educational Co-ordinator who will guide you through the application process.

If you work in the private, independent and voluntary sector, please contact your employer who will advise you.

Fees for 2017/18 academic year

For those who are self-funding, please see our professional development module fees page.