Acute Cardiac Care, NU3117 Short Course

Acute Cardiac Care, NU3117 Short Course

At UCLan, our post-qualifying framework (PQF) allows health and social care practitioners to continue their professional development and achieve further qualifications in their field. You have the opportunity to study individual modules in subject areas that interest you. You can select from a comprehensive and contemporary range of modules that fit your personal development and career plans; either on an individual basis or combined in a planned programme to eventually achieve a degree.

Entry and Admissions

AWARD TYPE: Short Course


LEVEL:Short Course / CPD

STUDY MODE: Part time



SCHOOL: School of Nursing

PARTNER COLLEGES: No Partner College

CAMPUS: Preston

START DATE: October 2020

Entry Requirements:

Registered Nurse

DBS Checks:

This course will involve you working with vulnerable groups of individuals, including children. In order to ensure that the University offers places on their programmes to suitable candidates you will all be required to obtain a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service clearance (formerly termed CRB). We will be able to guide you through this process once you have been offered a conditional place of study at the University of Central Lancashire.

It is important to note that should your Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check prove to be unsatisfactory for the purpose of the course you have applied to, your offer of a place for that course may be withdrawn. If you have already enrolled on a course and your DBS check subsequently discloses a criminal conviction, you may be required to withdraw from the course even if you have already started. If you are aware that your DBS check will disclose a previous conviction, please contact the course leader for advice as not all convictions may preclude you from continuing with the course.

Course Content

This module aims to enhance the practitioner’s knowledge and understanding of the care and management of patients at risk from or presenting with manifestations of Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) and abnormalities of cardiac conduction. It will review the normal functioning of the cardiovascular system which will inform the exploration of abnormal pathophysiology and electrophysiology. This will support the practitioner in critically analysing the assessment and management of patients presenting with symptoms of CHD in order to enhance and develop their own practice.


Learning Environment & Assessment

Personal Development Plan (20%) - 500 words

Written Exam (30%) - 1 hour

Written Assignment (50%) - 2,000 words

Learning outcome & aims

Explore and critically review cardiac physiology and control mechanisms.

Critically discuss the presentation of angina and Acute Cardiac Syndromes

Analyse cardiac dysrhythmias and the rationale for different treatment options.

Critically explore the impact of cardiac crisis on the patient and carer.

Critically analyse the evidence base for the multi-professional management of patients with an acute cardiac illness in order to develop and enhance your own practice.

Fees & Funding

You can contact the Student Fees and Funding Team via phone, email, or post. If you are on the campus you can call into The 'i', for advice.
Tel: +44 (0)1772 892440
Student Fees and Funding Team, Foster Building 117, UCLan, Preston, PR1 2HE

£765 per 20 credits (UK/EU)

For 2018/19 fees please refer to our fees page.

How to Apply

Post-registration Recruitment
Faculty of Health and Wellbeing
University of Central Lancashire
Preston PR1 2HE
Tel. 01772 893836 or 01772 893839

About UCLan

Post-registration Recruitment

Faculty of Health & Wellbeing

University of Central Lancashire,
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1772 89 3836 / 3839