This is an optional module which can be taken as part of any of the Continuing Professional Development pathways.
Care of the coronary patient requires rapid assessment, planning and implementation of nursing care. Accurate evaluation of therapeutic interventions must be made continuously. This module will explore current knowledge and skills within the coronary care setting guided by the National Service Framework for Coronary Heart Disease (DH 2000). The module seeks to equip practitioners with skills to critically analyse evidence based practice options in order to make informed decisions in the delivery of care. The development of analytical skills is facilitated so that the practitioner has a deeper understanding of holistic care of the cardiac patient.
Content and Modules
Level 5 or 6 (Undergraduate)
Pre-requisites: There are no specific pre-requisites for this module although 6 months experience in a relevant clinical area would be beneficial.
Critical evaluation of research, reflection and a holistic approach to care will be threaded throughout the module:
National Service Framework for Coronary Heart Disease
Pathophysiology and epidemiology of heart disease
Acute Coronary Syndromes
Preventing / Reducing coronary heart disease
Psychological care of cardiology patients
Assignment (100% weighting)
You will be assessed by a written assignment which utilises module content and which forms an analysis of a negotiated, contemporary aspect of patient care in relation to coronary care.
Location of study: UCS Ipswich
Dates of attendance:
This is module is not currently available, please email cpdprovisionucs.ac.uk if you have any queries or wish to register your interest.