Cardiac Rhythm Management and Electrophysiology MSc/PGDip/PGCert | Middlesex University London
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Cardiac Rhythm Management and Electrophysiology MSc/PGDip/PGCert

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Code
PGB121
Start
October 2017
Duration
1 year full-time
2 years part-time
Attendance
Full-time
Part-time
Fees
£8,500 (UK/EU)
£12,500 (INT)
Course leader
Lesley Davies

Combine advanced theoretical study with practical training, developing the holistic skills required to further your career in cardiac rhythm management and electrophysiology,

Why study MSc Cardiac Rhythm Management and Electrophysiology at Middlesex University?

Taught by industry-recognised experts, this course will enhance your clinical practice and expand your theoretical knowledge in the fields of cardiac rhythm management and clinical electrophysiology. Teaching covers a breadth of subjects, from advanced signal processing to biomedical ethics and law — providing a solid grounding in research methodologies, experimental design and statistics.

A central objective of the course is to enable students to critically evaluate the legal requirements for human experiments and ethical issues relating to research with human subjects and human tissue. You will acquire in-depth knowledge of the technologies used in diagnostics and research, solving complex problems related to disease investigation. With a significant leadership and management component, the course will also help you understand and apply the principles of health and safety, quality control, research and statistical methods in their professional lives.

This course is designed for healthcare practitioners, including physicians, nurses and physiologists, already working in the field of cardiology, particularly cardiac rhythm management and electrophysiology. Suitable for graduates who are interested in a research or an academic career, the course provides the knowledge and skills required for further study at doctoral level.

Course highlights

  • The course provides students with a mastery of the fundamental principles and recent advances in electrophysiology and cardiac rhythm management
  • Industry-experienced tutors that are hands-on and supportive — all our teaching staff are involved in research and many are pioneers in their own field
  • Opportunity to undertake an independent research project under the guidance and supervision of an academic
  • Learn about the fundamental mechanisms underpinning the major pathological processes
  • Opportunity to develop your skills in state-of-the-art laboratories, including a clinical skills laboratory, all fitted out with professional standard equipment
  • Work-based experience can contribute towards the award
  • As a student of this course you'll receive a free electronic textbook for every module.

What will you study on the MSc/PGDip/PGCert Cardiac Rhythm Management and Electrophysiology?

This degree covers the theory and practice of cardiac rhythm management and electrophysiology. You will study key concepts in leadership and management as well as the legal and ethical issues related to biomedical research and clinical practice. The course also provides a solid grounding in experimental design and statistics and you'll have the opportunity to undertake an independent research project under the guidance and supervision of an academic.

What will you gain?

As well as an in-depth understanding of your subject, you will also gain advanced technical knowledge and skills in cardiopulmonary rhythm management and clinical electrophysiology.In addition, you will acquire the design, critical analysis and practical skills necessary to carry out an individualised experimental research project.

  • Modules

    • Advanced Signal Processing (15 credits) - Compulsory

      This module aims to provide students with a specialised body of current knowledge in the field of signal process methods used in clinical physiology, exploring concepts of signal processing for diagnosis and monitoring. Gaining confidence in the interpretation of diagnostic information, students will become familiar with specialised and advanced techniques and technologies. The module leads students towards a greater understanding of new methods for analysis of physiological signals.

    • Biomedical Ethics and Law (15 credits) - Compulsory

      The purpose of this module is to provide insight into a range of ethical and legal issues that relate to professional practice, research with human and animal subjects and to human reproduction — particularly various forms of reproductive technology. It will equip students with a broad overview of the relevant current UK ethical and legal regulations for research using human tissues. The ethical issues present in the rapidly developing area of genetic technology, including genetic testing and selection, genetic engineering, and the concept of genetic disease, will also be explored.By applying theoretical considerations to practice, the module will then explore ways in which, ethical and legal issues can be critically analysed and addressed

    • Experimental Design and Statistics (15 credits) - Compulsory

      This module aims to provide students with the tools required to design effective and efficient experiments and to test scientific hypotheses. The module will also equip students with the tools necessary for statistical analysis in a hypothesis testing context.

    • Laboratory Leadership and Management (15 credits) - Compulsory

      The purpose of this module is to provide students with an understanding of, and the tools to apply current theories and approaches to leadership and management in order to enable them to effect positive change in a team or organisation that they lead or manage.

    • Research Project (60 credits) - Compulsory

      This module aims to develop skills in the planning and execution of an analytical study and in the critical evaluation of real research results, drawing on knowledge acquired from other modules. In addition, the module will develop student’s communication skills to enable them to communicate their findings both in written and oral form.

    • Cardiac Rhythm Management (15 credits) - Compulsory

      This module equips students with the knowledge and understanding required to safely contribute to the diagnosis and treatment of patients with abnormalities of cardiac rhythm.

    • Clinical Electrophysiology (15 credits) - Compulsory

      This module is concerned with the knowledge and understanding of electrophysiology required to safely contribute to treatment and diagnosis of patients with cardiac arrhythmias.

    • Clinical Practice (30 credits) - Compulsory

      This module facilitates the development of advanced clinical knowledge and practical skills required for specialist clinical practice. It also aims to further develop the practitioner’s clinical decision-making and critical analytical skills.

You can find more information about this course in the programme specification. Module and programme information is indicative and may be subject to change.

How is the MSc/PGDip/PGCert Cardiac Rhythm Management and Electrophysiology degree taught?

A wide range of teaching and learning approaches are used to build up your skills and knowledge – mainly through lectures, seminars and laboratory and practical sessions.

You will take part in case study-based discussions, practical sessions, and in-class activities. You will supplement all of this with your own guided and independent study. The mix of delivery modes will be varied and suitable to the content being delivered.

  1. UK & EU
  2. International
  3. How to apply
  1. UK & EU
  2. International

How can the MSc/PGDip/PGCert Cardiac Rhythm Management and Electrophysiology support your career?

This course will equip you with the skills and knowledge to work in a range of roles including specialised cardiac physiologist, healthcare practitioners, or within other healthcare professional services in the NHS or aboard. If you are currently working in the field of cardiac rhythm management and electrophysiology, you will be well placed to advance your career.

You might also wish to explore your options in a research or academic career, or even complete further study at doctoral level.

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