Clinical Physiology (Cardiology) MSc/PGDip

In London (England)

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  • Tipologie


  • Ort

    London (England)

  • Dauer


  • Beginn

    Oktober 2020


Cardiac physiologists record and analyse physiological data to diagnose and treat cardiac disease. They play an essential role in healthcare, saving many lives and improving many more. Cardiac physiologists in hospitals deal with patients first hand, meaning they need not only highly specialised knowledge and excellent analytical abilities but good people skills.
Why study the MSc/PGDip Clinical Physiology (Cardiology) at Middlesex University?
Our biomedical and biological science courses have a burgeoning international reputation, due to our world-class research in areas including biomarkers, public health and biomodelling. The university is home to the Centre for Investigative and Diagnostic Oncology, which has pioneered techniques for cancer diagnosis and treatment, including our breakthrough in the development of a vaccine for bladder cancer.
Our teaching and research facilities surpass those at some UK medical schools, and our course will provide you with both in-depth practical experience and comprehensive, up- to-date theoretical knowledge. Our specialist clinical physiology laboratory houses a wide range of diagnostic equipment and is run by experienced practitioners. As well as attending practical classes in the lab, you'll be able to use it for independent study and research, and will have access to specialist journals.
Please note: this programme will not lead to a qualification as a Healthcare Scientist (Cardiac Physiologist).
For further information please follow the links below:
NHS Careers
National School for Healthcare Science
If you do not wish to study the full MSc, you can apply to the PGDip where you study only eight modules, omitting the dissertation.
Course highlights
As well as a sound knowledge of how different problems affect the heart, and modern diagnostic and research techniques, you'll develop the critical analysis skills needed for literature reviews and an understanding of relevant ethical issues.

Was lernen Sie in diesem Kurs?

  • Cardiology
  • Management
  • Investment
  • Credit
  • IT
  • Design
  • Physiology
  • University
  • Project
  • healthcare
  • Ultrasound
  • IT Management
  • Biomedical
  • Clinical
  • Processing
  • Cardiac
  • Ethical
  • Signal
  • electrophysiology
  • rhythm management


Course content

What will you study on the MSc/PGDip Clinical Physiology (Cardiology)?

The content of this course is designed to equip you with the essential techniques that are used in investment institutions and familiarise students with the practices that are followed in financial markets. This provides you with the opportunity to apply various models and reflect on your understanding of the prevailing concepts and theories in areas such as finance, risk management and investment.

For masters students, the dissertation gives you an opportunity to address a specific finance or investment issue of particular interest. To aid you in preparing for this project a number of dissertation workshops are delivered during the taught period and at the end of these workshops, you will be ready to submit a dissertation proposal.

There are two different awards available for this course:

  • MSc route comprises two 30 credit modules, four 15 credit modules and a dissertation
  • PG Diploma route comprises two 30 credit modules and four 15 credit modules.

Biomedical Ethics and Law (15 credits) - Compulsory

The module aims to provide insight into a range of ethical and legal issues that relate to professional practice, to research with human and animal subjects and to human reproduction, particularly various forms of reproductive technology. It will also aim to give students a broad overview of the relevant current UK ethical and legal regulations for research using human tissues. The module will further explore 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. After an introduction to basic ethical theory and legal principles, the focus of the module will be on exploring ways in which, by applying theoretical considerations to practice, ethical and legal issues can be critically analysed and addressed.

Experimental Design and Statistics (15 credits) - Compulsory

The 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.

Leadership and Management (15 credits) - Compulsory

The module aims to provide students with current theories and approaches to leadership and management in order they can bring about effect positive change in the team or organisation that they lead or manage.

Advanced Signal Processing (15 credits) - Optional

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.

Cardiac Rhythm Management (15 credits) - Optional

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.

Cardiac Ultrasound Practice (15 credits) - Optional

This module equips students with the advanced knowledge of echocardiography required for current clinical practice.

Cardiac Ultrasound Theory (15 credits) - Optional

This module introduces students to the underpinning theory of ultrasound and imaging.

Clinical Electrophysiology (15 credits) - Optional

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

Research Project (60 credits) - Compulsory

Module aims to develop students' skills in planning and execution of an analytical, laboratory-based study and critical evaluation of real research results drawing on their acquired knowledge from other modules. In addition, the module aims to develop students' communication skills to enable them to communicate their findings in written and oral form.

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

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