To support the NHS in delivering high quality, effective and compassionate care in the 21st century, strategic drivers have been established to develop professionals with the skills and values to match this vision. This programme prepares practitioners for the innovative, specialist and advanced roles in cardiothoracic practice which are emerging in line with this vision. It is designed for qualified staff from a variety of professional backgrounds, including nurses and operating department practitioners, as well as allied health professionals such as cardiac cathetirisation laboratory technicians, respiratory physiologists, physiotherapists and bioscience physiologists. Demonstrating an agile and responsive approach to learning, the programme will develop and embed additional skills and knowledge and enable you to provide expert cardiothoracic care, deliver effective supervision and work towards advanced practice.

Study Details:

PgCert: 1-3 years part-time

Module Details:

Context of Advanced Practice (20 credits)

You will select one of the following modules:
Safe from Harm (20 credits)
Surgical Interventions in Cardiothoracic Theatre and Cardiac Catheterisation Laboratory Settings (20 credits)

You will study a further 20 credits chosen from either Negotiated Learning Shell or an alternative module from the Faculty of Health and Social Care’s CPD portfolio (subject to agreement with the programme leader)


Tuition fees for UK and EU students joining this programme in academic year 2020/21 are still to be announced.

Entry Requirements

To join this Postgraduate Certificate, you should have a degree equivalent to UK second class honours (2:2 or above) in a health or social care related subject.

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