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Management of Acute Chest Pain - Level 6 - AC0319

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About this course

This course is part of Continuing Workforce Development for NHS practitioners. If you are interested in participating, please fill out the application form and gain authorisation from an appropriate decision maker within the NHS before sending it back to us.

Please note this module offers a variety of intake dates. Submit your application for the default month, which appears on the book now page, and indicate your preferred intake in the personal statement section from the date(s) listed in the orange box on this page. Your programme support team will be in touch to confirm your actual start date in due course. For further queries, please contact us by emailing hs.cipdinfo@northumbria.ac.uk.

Aimed at healthcare practitioners who manage individuals suffering from acute chest pain, this module will help you develop a deep understanding of the pathology of acute coronary syndrome.

You will examine the manifestations and consequences of acute coronary syndrome, and critically review the management of individuals within your clinical environment in relation to evidence based practice. This will include an introduction to 12 lead ECG interpretation and the analysis of acute changes associated with ACS.

Content Overview

  • Pathophysiology of coronary artery disease
  • Review of local and national guidelines
  • Introduction to the interpretation of a 12 lead ECG
  • Exploration of the therapeutic pathways for ACS

Learn from the Best

Designed by a multi-professional team including Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Nurses, Midwives, Social Care Staff and Medical practitioners our range of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is tailored towards individuals who are driving and enabling practice development in NHS North East.

Northumbria is the principal provider of nurse education in the North East of England and was named Nurse Education Provider of the Year (post-registration) for three consecutive years by Student Nursing Times.

We have excellent relationships with partner services in health, social care and social work and our range of CPD provision supports practitioners and managers to engage in professional learning and then examine how this can be integrated in the practice arena.

Teaching and Assessment

The module will be delivered through a combination of guided study and structured lectures. You are required to participate in the practice sessions from the start.

You will complete a 3000 word written case study for assessment where you will explore the physiological consequences of acute coronary syndrome, and the local and national services available to individuals suffering from acute coronary syndrome. You will use the case study to critically reflect on the management of an individual suffering from ACS in relation to evidence based literature.

Formative assessment will also be provided during lectures and seminars by module leaders and peers.

Learning Environment

This course is based at our Coach Lane Campus where you will have access to cutting-edge facilities with technology embedded through all aspects of your CPD course.

Research-rich Learning

Northumbria University has been ranked in the top quartile in the UK for research power in Allied Health Sciences and Nursing. Additionally, more than 80% of our research activity in Allied Health Sciences and Nursing is rated as world-leading or internationally excellent (REF 2014).

Give Your Career an Edge

This module will enable you to develop knowledge and skills regarding the management of patients who present with acute chest pain. It will also provide you with an in-sight into the interpretation of the 12 lead ECG and rhythm analysis.

This accredited module can count towards the BSc in Practice Development (20 credits).

Course info

Award Type 20 Credit, Level 6

Delivery Method Blend of Lectures and Guided Study

Sector Healthcare Public Health

Study Mode Part-Time

Location Coach Lane Campus

Start TBC - Please contact hs.cipdinfo@northumbria.ac.uk

Duration 12 Weeks

This course is suitable for registered healthcare practitioners who manage individuals who suffer from acute chest pain.

An NHS Continuing Workforce Development Module for registered healthcare practitioners involved in the management of patients with acute chest pain and acute coronary syndrome.

This course is based at our Coach Lane Campus where you will have access to cutting-edge facilities with technology embedded through all aspects of your CPD course.

You will need to demonstrate evidence of previous study at level 5.

Content Overview

  • Pathophysiology of coronary artery disease

  • Review of local and national guidelines

  • Introduction to the interpretation of a 12 lead ECG

  • Exploration of the therapeutic pathways for ACS

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