Teesside University

Teesside University

Nursing (Advanced Cardiac Care)

This course is designed to ensure that nursing professionals are well placed to deal with the globalised challenges arising in current and future cardiac practice. They include changes in population and demographic trends, shifts in patterns of health/illness and wellbeing, and political, professional and organisational working cultures. The course adopts an evidence-informed nursing approach by reviewing, synthesising and incorporating contemporary professional and political drivers to ensure that the profession remains dynamic, proactive and responsive in delivering safe, confident, competent and compassionate quality care and excellence in cardiac nursing practice. This course offers experienced cardiac nurses the opportunity to develop their personal and professional autonomy within their areas of practice. The course develops: leadership skills to promote the professional voice of nursing and to disseminate new knowledge and skills to enhance patient/client care; advanced knowledge and skills to facilitate person centred care and to enhance the patient/client experience; advanced decision making skills and application of nursing practice in complex, demanding and unpredictable environments; intellectual and professional independence; knowledge and skills to inform and advance nursing practice; a critical understanding of research methodologies and evidence based practice to contribute to the generation of knowledge for advanced nursing practice.

Entry requirements

You must be a registered nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council; have an honours degree (2.2 or above) in a related subject or evidence of study at degree level (opportunities for individual APEL are available on application); be employed by a healthcare organisation within cardiac care for the duration of the course.

Course modules

Core modules: advanced acute cardiology; advanced inquiry in nursing; conceptualisation of nursing through person-centred care; enhancing the user/carer experience through evidence-based nursing (dissertation). Option modules: advanced management of secondary prevention in coronary heart disease; advanced physical assessment and disease management skills; arrhythmia management; diagnosis and management of heart failure. Modules offered may vary.

Assessment methods

A variety of creative formative and summative assessments are included. Detailed feedback is provided in relation to all assessment criteria via the student intranet. Examples include reflective essays, oral presentations, cases studies, OSCEs and the final dissertation project.

Sponsorship information

Please note that due to current anticipated changes to NHS education and HE funding, information relating to funding will be updated on Teesside University website.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time September 2016 - 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Teesside University Middlesbrough TS1 3BA North East

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School of Health and Social Care
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