University of Hull

University of Hull

Cardiovascular Rehabilitation

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 rapidly evolving field of cardiovascular rehabilitation. You are supported by teaching staff who are active in research that is 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. All students receive a grounding in the theory and practice of cardiovascular rehabilitation, and you will apply this knowledge to real life settings. We have strong links with the NHS and the City Healthcare Partnership (www.chcpcic.org.uk). Heart patients come to the University twice a week and are involved in our research, which currently includes a UK study to look at 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, permitting 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 to enable professionals to continue working.

Entry requirements

A minimum of a 2.2 Honours degree in relevant programme (sport and exercise science, nursing, sports therapy, physiotherapy, public health or medicine);
International applicants - Competence in English is required for international students. For this course, IELTS with 6.5 overall with 6.5 in each skill is required; previous study in English is accepted; candidates that do not meet the language requirements may take an English course at the University of Hull prior to entering the programme.
A DBS clearance check is required.

Course modules

Semester 1 Modules
Research Methods and Statistics
Essentials of Exercise Rehabilitation
Clinical Exercise Testing, Prescription and Programming

Semester 2 Modules
Psychology of Health and Disease
Cardiovascular Disease, Treatments and Investigations
Professional Practice and Clinical Placement

Semester 3
Dissertation - a supervised, independent research project.

Assessment methods

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

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,200 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,200 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 15,000 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,200 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,200 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,200 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Hull Campus Hull HU6 7RX Yorkshire and the Humber

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Key information

Contact: 
Postgraduate Admissions
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01482 466850