About the course
This MSc has been developed in conjunction with the British Association of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation for healthcare professionals and people aspiring to work in the evolving field of cardiovascular rehabilitation.
You are supported by teaching staff who are active in research critical to our understanding of cardiovascular health. The programme is designed for people already working in the field, as well as students without a professional background.
Gain a grounding in the theory and practice of cardiovascular rehabilitation and apply this knowledge to real-life settings. We have strong links with the NHS and the City Healthcare Partnership. Heart patients come to the University twice a week and are involved in our research, which currently includes a study of the benefits of high-intensity training to heart health.
We are currently seeking accreditation to allow students to register for the BACPR exercise instructor training qualification This will permit them to work directly with cardiac patients undertaking structured exercise training programmes in the UK.
The programme is available at postgraduate certificate, postgraduate diploma and masters level. It is designed to allow flexible study, enabling professionals to continue working.
What you'll study
The course combines theory and practice to give students the knowledge and skills to work directly with patients undergoing cardiovascular rehabilitation in the community. Students will undertake a clinical placement and will also gain advanced academic skills and knowledge to undertake an extended research project.
The MSc is a 45 week programme of full-time study although different levels of award are available:
- Postgraduate certificate: 3 x 20 credit taught modules taken over an academic year (part-time)
- Postgraduate diploma: 6 x 20 credit taught modules taken over an academic year
- Masters degree: Successful completion of the postgraduate diploma stage allows progression to the masters stage which consists of a research project and dissertation written up as a journal article submitted, where possible, to a relevant peer-reviewed national/international academic journal
Part-time routes are also available for the postgraduate diploma and masters.
Research Methods and Statistics
Essentials of Exercise Rehabilitation
Clinical Exercise Testing, Prescription and Programming
Psychology of Health and Disease
In this module, you will learn about various health-related behaviours (e.g., physical activity, alcohol drinking, smoking, etc.), several chronic diseases (e.g., cancer, coronary heart disease, etc.), and how to design theoretically driven behaviour change interventions to help individuals engage in a healthy lifestyle.
Cardiovascular Disease, Treatments and Investigations
Professional Practice and Clinical Placement
You will make an original contribution to research by designing, carrying out and writing up your own project on a topic you choose, supported by your dissertation supervisor.
Our teaching staff