• Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
The Preventative Cardiovascular Medicine (Online Delivery) programme offered by the University of South Wales provides a unique integrated approach to preventative cardiovascular medicine and focuses on applying scientific principles to direct patient care.

About

Preventative Cardiovascular Medicine is a rapidly evolving branch of medicine involved in the prevention of cardiovascular diseases such as stroke, coronary heart disease and peripheral vascular disease. 

Run with with the collaborative partner Diploma MSc, the Preventative Cardiovascular Medicine (Online Delivery) programme offered by the University of South Wales creates professionals who can independently assess, evaluate and disseminate the evidence base related to Preventative Cardiovascular Medicine.

It will develop problem solving and clinical skills together with preparing students to take a leadership role in this medical area. 

You will be able to demonstrate advanced knowledge and competence; deliver management strategies for the investigation and treatment of patients at increased cardiovascular risk; develop and deliver interventions for the wider population and safely use preventative cardiovascular approaches in specific cases. On successful completion, you could go on to study the MSc Preventative Cardiovascular Medicine.

Careers

The course promotes and enhances professional skills and knowledge among its students that have direct relevance and application to the demands of their working roles. 

There is increasing competition for employment in the healthcare arena, with increasing specialisation. It is envisaged that students will be GPs, medical trainees in Diabetes, Vascular surgery, Cardiology, Medical Biochemistry in addition to Allied Health Professionals, and Practice Nurses running CV clinics.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Principles of Preventative Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Cardiovascular Risk Management
  • Lipid Metabolism in Clinical Practice
  • Management of Lipid Disorders
  • Hypertension: Diagnosis and Management
  • Preventative Cardiovascular Medicine in Special Situations

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 12 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Health professionals, both UK and overseas, with an honours degree or equivalent (including international qualifications) are eligible to apply for the Postgraduate Diploma in
  • Preventative Cardiovascular Medicine course online.
  • Non-graduates are also encouraged to apply (applicants will be asked to submit a piece of work for assessment to confirm that they are able to work comfortably at degree level).
Applicants should submit copies of the following with their application:
  • Qualification certificates.
  • One written reference.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    3420 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3420 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    3420 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3420 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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