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Scottish courses relevant to cardiac health professionals

Current Perspectives in Cardiac Care Course

This course will be held in Ninewells Hospital, Dundee. Topics covered over the 5 day CHD course will include:
• Day 1- Cardiovascular risk
• Day 2 - Heart Failure management
• Day 3 - Assessment and Management of patients with ACS
• Day 4 - Cardiac Rehabilitation and ACS
• Day 5 - Devices in arrhythmia management

Current Perspectives in Cardiac Care Course Flyer (PDF)


Council on Cardiovascular Nursing and Allied Professions Events

List of events


BHF Cardiac Care Study Days

To update health professionals on current evidence based cardiovascular care. Hosted by the University of Glasgow. Study days can be arranged to be held in local areas (minimum no of participants is 15).

For further information:

Email: Dr Anna O'Neill

Telephone: 0141 330 4278

University of Glasgow School of Nursing Website

Robert Gordon University: Introduction To Cardiac Nursing - 15 points At SCQF Level 9

Provides students with an introduction to cardiac care nursing. Hosted by Robert Gordon University.

For further information:

Email: Jennie Parry

Telephone: 01224 262981

Robert Gordon University Website


BACPR Education & Training: British Association of cardiac prevention and rehabilitation

BACPR Education coordinates both the well respected BACPR Specialist Level 4 Exercise Instructor qualification and a range of short courses for health and exercise professionals involved in cardiovascular prevention and rehabilitation. Delegates will receive comprehensive peer reviewed course material and all courses are delivered by specialist professionals from the UK who are currently involved in the area of cardiovascular rehabilitation.

For further information:

BACPR Physical Activity and Exercise in the Management of Cardiovascular Disease

Part1: Principles and Practicalities and Part 2 Advanced Applications. Held at Duloch Leisure Centre, Fife. Part 1 Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st Feb, Part 2 Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th Feb.

For further information:

Glasgow University

For further information about the following courses please contact:

Email: Dr Anna O'Neill

Telephone: 0141 330 4278

University of Glasgow School of Nursing Website

 Managing Cardiac Care – 20 Credits At Masters Level

Prepares students to intervene and manage long–term cardiac disease using a holistic approach, reflecting on the patient journey and appraising their own role in the delivery of evidence based interventions. Hosted by the University of Glasgow.

Managing Cardiovascular Risk – 20 Credits At Masters Level

Prepares students to assess and reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, working within an inter–disciplinary team, providing effective communication and evidence based practice to deliver effective cardiac care. Hosted by the University of Glasgow.

Principles of Acute Cardiac Management – 20 Credits At Masters Level

This course encourages students to reflect on how acute cardiac care is integrated into processes of service delivery to both sustain life and maintain dignity. By integrating the evidence from research into clinical practice students are encouraged to benchmark practice to the holistic needs of the acutely ill cardiac patient and their family. Hosted by the University of Glasgow.

Assessing and Managing Symptoms – 20 Credits At Masters Level

Helps students adopt a holistic and systematic approach when assessing and managing pain and other cardiovascular symptoms and so facilitates decision making in what are often very complex situations. It seeks to promote an inter–disciplinary approach, effective communication and evidence based practice to provide effective cardiovascular care. Hosted by the University of Glasgow.


MSc (Med Sci) in Advanced Practice in Health Care – Cardiac Care. Validated For SPQ in Adult Nursing

A multi–disciplinary programme offering nurses, doctors, clergy and allied health professionals the opportunity to further develop their knowledge and skills to apply within the field of cardiac care. Hosted by the University of Glasgow.

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St Columbus Hospice and Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh: MSc / Postgraduate diploma/certificate in Palliative Care

Our courses are relevant to those caring for people with advanced, progressive disease - both malignant and non-malignant. Whether you provide specialist or generalist palliative care, and work in the community, hospital, care home or hospice, there is something here for you.

For further infomation please contact:

Glasgow Caledonian University: Specialist Heart Failure and Heart Failure Palliative Care Modules (Masters Level)

  • Supportive Palliative Care for Patients with Advancing Heart Failure (15 credits) adopts a traditional face to face learning approach and will be delivered from Glasgow Caledonian University.
  • Chronic Heart Failure: Optimising Health & Wellbeing (30 credits) adopts a blended learning approach to delivery.
  • Advanced Communication Skills (15 credits) adopts a traditional face to face learning approach and will be delivered from Glasgow Caledonian University over one full week.

(Please Note that funding applications for either of these modules will be considered on an individual basis by the British Heart Foundation.)

  • To receive an application form please email the programme administrator: Angela Miller or tel: 0141 331 3468.
  • To discuss any other aspect of the module please email the module leader: Yvonne Millerick.
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Edinburgh Napier University's Courses

Management of pyschosocial issues in long terms conditions

You will learn about the psychosocial consequences that living with a long term condition has on the individual, as well as the impact on family, friends, and carers. You will focus your learning on a particular long term condition related to your clinical practice.


Dundee University: post graduate courses

Current Perspectives in Cardiovascular Disease

This module forms part of the Bachelor of Science Degrees (Nursing, Midwifery and Health Studies) but can also be taken as a stand-alone module.

Health Studies (MSc)

A new MSc with seven awards suitable for allied health professionals and others working in UK or international health and social care contexts.(1 year)

Global Health & Wellbeing MSc

This masters course, delivered via online learning, examines the complex factors which influence health and healthcare in fragile health systems and develops capability to tackle emerging health care issues.

MSc Quality Improvement

Designed to focus on the delivery of sustainable, measurable improvements in quality, the MSc Quality Improvement is suitable for a multi-professional audience. It will enable participants to develop an understanding of the science and art of improvement and its application in their organisation


Abertay University: Graduate Certificate in Counselling Skills

The Graduate Certificate in Counselling Skills is designed to offer high-quality skills and personal development opportunities to those using counselling approaches and ideas in a wide variety of settings: health, education, faith communities, criminal justice, human resource management, and the voluntary sector.


Stirling University: CPD Modules for Health and Social care Professionals

Modules are offered through a blended learning approach, making full use of technology to support students through on-line learning materials and discussion boards. Some modules also offer face-to-face study days on campus (Stirling, Highland or Western Isles).

Whatever your area of interest, please feel free to contact the CPD co-ordinator for additional information or to discuss any of our modules or programmes.

CPD course contact:


Knowledge Network: Online Catalogue of Modules Related to Long Term Conditions

This database consists of individual modules that practitioners and workers can take to compliment and increase their knowledge and skills in the management of long term conditions. The modules included in this listing cover a wide area of topics related to long term conditions, and they span different levels and modes of learning.

Online Catalogue of Modules related to Long Term Conditions

MSc Nursing: Advancing Professional Practice (Online)

Online education courses providing registered nurses with an educational platform for career development from Glasgow Caledonian University. See flyer for more information.

Masters in Advanced Practice Programme: University of Stirling School of Health Sciences

The Masters in Advanced Practice Programme aims to assist, nurses, allied health professionals and social care practitioners to develop their professional role, leadership skills and contribution to their own area of practice, whether in clinical, management or educational/practice development.  See flyer for more information.




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