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University of Bolton
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This stand-alone professional development module offers an advanced understanding of the clinical care of adults with heart failure. It's ideal for those specialising in caring for heart failure patients in hospital or primary care.
Our expert team will support you in developing your knowledge and understanding of cardiac anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, treatment and management, and palliation. We'll emphasise understanding the relationship between heart failure and related comorbid conditions, for example, acute kidney injury and chronic kidney disease. We'll also explore drug and non-drug heart failure therapies in detail, helping you understand their value in long-term prognosis and their implications for multi-morbid patients.
In a simulation setting, you'll learn how to clinically assess heart failure patients. We'll discuss the key investigations, including brain natriuretic peptide (BNP), the electrocardiogram and the echocardiogram. The course will stress the need to solve complex problems and develop bespoke management plans for these complex patients, which include you reflecting on your own clinical experiences.
Our experienced and knowledgeable team will support you in exploring every facet of heart failure. Accepting that heart failure remains a potentially lethal condition, we'll consider the specific needs of terminally ill heart failure patients.
All healthcare professionals can benefit from studying this course. However, we expect it will be of greatest benefit to colleagues who are already caring for heart patients on a regular basis, both hospital and primary care, including palliative care.
Where changes are made to material information contained in this course description or a decision is taken to suspend a course between the offer of admissions and enrolment, we will inform applicants at the earliest possible opportunity and will outline the various options available to the applicant.
This course offers academic progression for health care professionals in the specialist field of clinical practice in heart failure.
Home students starting this course in the first year will be required to pay a Home fee of £800 for the academic year 2022/23.
Overseas students starting this course in the first year will be required to pay a Overseas fee of £800 for the academic year 2022/23.
Important note regarding tuition fees for the 2022-2023 academic year: EU nationals who meet residency requirements (have settled or pre-settled status) may be eligible for 'Home' fee status. If you do not meet these residency requirements, overseas fees will apply. Irish citizens living in the UK or Ireland will be eligible for 'Home' fee status under the Common Travel Area arrangement. Please read the student finance for EU students web page on www.gov.uk for information.
The fees for a student's course of study will be set for the normal duration of that course subject only to inflationary increases – measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI) recorded in March each year to take effect for subsequent start dates.
For details of how to apply for this course, please choose your status from the options below:
You may apply directly to the University using the University's online application form. Please select your chosen start date from the list below:
You should have to hand:
Details of the educational establishments you attended and dates
Your certificates for the qualifications you are using to gain entry to the course – you will need to enter the completion date and upload copies
Details of any employment history including name, address, dates and role
Personal statement – this can be either input into the relevant field or uploaded separately
Details including e-mail addresses of two referees, at least one of which should be someone who can provide an academic reference
Please make sure any documents you wish to upload in support of your application are in pdf or jpeg format. Personal statements may be word documents.
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If you experience difficulties during the application process, contact the Admissions Team on 01204 903394 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Apply online: University of Bolton Advanced Professional Development Diploma Heart Failure - 23 January 2023
As an international student you are not allowed to study this course because of the restrictions on your visa.
We offer a wide range of full-time courses in lots of different subjects, many of our courses start in September and January. If you would like to see what courses are available please visit our Course Search.
This advanced professional development course adopts a blended learning approach, using the principles of case-based learning to develop your enquiry skills and place this in the context of patient care. Sessions will take place face-to-face, in-class, online and in dedicated simulation suites.
We'll introduce you to topics through keynote lectures involving a mixture of theory and case-based discussions around clinical scenarios. Following the lectures, we'll expect you to explore each topic in greater depth, and in relation to your own practice, through self-directed learning. These activities will increase your understanding of heart failure and its management. We'll encourage you to consider contemporary research evidence and use this to inform your clinical decision-making and information exchange with patients and colleagues.
You'll have two summative assessments: an in-class assessment of 50 multiple choice questions and a 3000-word, case-based written assignment. Before your summative assessments, you'll be well supported, including formative in-class assessments and tutoring for your written assignments.
|Level one||Coursework 50%, Written exams 50%|
|Level one||Guided independent study 77%, Scheduled learning and teaching activities 23%|
The university will use all reasonable endeavours to deliver your course as described in its published material and the programme specification for the academic year in which you begin your course. The university considers changes to courses very carefully and the university will minimise any changes. Please be aware that our courses are subject to review on an ongoing basis and changes may be necessary due to legitimate staffing, financial, regulatory and academic reasons. The content of course modules and mode of associated assessments may be updated on an annual basis. This is to ensure that all modules are up-to-date and responsive to employment and sector needs. The published course material and the programme specification contain indicative ‘optional modules’ that may be subject to change due to circumstances outside of our control. For this reason, we cannot guarantee to run any specific optional module.
The academic staff detailed above teach across a range of courses in this subject area and may not teach on this course specifically.
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