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Cardiology, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #108 (QS) Dublin, Ireland
This course is two years and is designed to provide a high level of postgraduate training for doctors wishing to become trained in non-invasive and invasive cardiology. Applicants will have a M.R.C.P.I. or equivalent qualification.

Overview

The course aims to provide the theoretical knowledge, technical skills and research skills necessary to run a comprehensive cardiac service. It consists of lectures, clinically supervised practical procedures in the management of the cardiac patient, and a research project or dissertation. The course is assessed by examination, continual assessment and assessment of the research project or dissertation.

Learning Outcomes

Programme Learning Outcomes for MSc in Cardiology

On successful completion of the MSc, the student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a comprehensive background theoretical knowledge, including physiology, biochemistry and anatomy, of the cardiovascular system in health and disease
  • Demonstrate a detailed knowledge of the epidemiology, clinical manifestations and treatment options both pharmacological and non pharmacological for common and less common cardiovascular conditions.
  • Outline the physics and safety principles underlying specific cardiac investigative technologies including electrocardiography, ultrasonography, radionuclide imaging, MRI, CT and angiography.
  • Read, interpret and advise appropriate management based on cardiac investigations including electrocardiograms (resting, exercise and ambulatory ECG’s), non invasive electrophysiological investigations, echocardiography and cardiac catheterisation.
  • Demonstrate the technical skills necessary to perform diagnostic quality echocardiography and interpret transthoracic and transoesophageal echo studies
  • Demonstrate competency in performing basic level invasive cardiac catheterisation
  • Apply evidence based medicine to clinical practice scenarios and critically appraise the medical literature
  • Design and conduct and write a report on a research study pertinent to the MSc in Cardiology.

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Basic Sciences and Clinical Cardiology (including Research methodology)
  • Research Methodology
  • Non Invasive Cardiology
  • Principles of Diagnostic and Invasive Cardiology
  • Advanced Diagnostic and Invasive Cardiology
  • Pacing and electrophysiology

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    88

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  • Minimum required score:

    570

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  • Minimum required score:

    63

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements

All candidates applying for a place will have completed the degree of MB or MD depending on the country of origin. The degree of M.R.C.P.I. or equivalent is essential.

Previous experience of the health care systems in Ireland or U.K. would be an advantage.

Candidates also need to be in a Cardiology registrar position for the duration of the course to have supervised experience of practical procedures.

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Dublin

  • 1100 - 1800 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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