Short courses
Health & Social Care

Management of Acute Chest Pain

University Certificate in Professional Development:

  • Standard University fee applies once all funded places have been allocated.

Course information

Part-time

  • 15 weeks

More part-time details

  • Credits: 20, Level:Degree
  • Admission enquiries: 01642 384110
  • Fee for UK/EU applicants: £750

Contact details

Further information

Designed for healthcare professionals managing patients with acute chest pain, this distance-learning award develops your knowledge and skills to provide safe and effective care in clinical environments.

You focus on physiology and pathophysiology, patient assessment, treatment pathways, investigations and diagnosis, treatment options and risk factor management.

You study:

  • differential diagnosis of acute chest pain
  • Pathophysiology of disease processed which cultivate in acute chest pain
  • manifestations of acute chest pain
  • assessment of the acute patient
  • atypical presentations of chest pain
  • treatment pathways and clinical guidelines
  • early management of acute chest pain
  • investigations and diagnosis in acute chest pain
  • pharmacology - secondary prevention and emergency/acute management
  • non-pharmacological treatment options
  • health promotion
  • modifiable and non-modifiable risk factors
  • follow-up and long-term management
  • academic writing
  • distance learning skills

How you learn

This distance learning award uses a variety of learning and teaching methods to provide you with a comprehensive and detailed understanding of managing a patient with acute chest pain.

The taught component is over a ten-week period using the University’s virtual learning environment (VLE) where you have access to recorded lectures, online resources and case-based discussion forums.

An element of self-directed study is required, supported through the VLE platform.

How you are assessed

Following negotiation with the module tutor, you produce a written case study in which you analyse and evaluate a patient's episode of care. You submit the case study by week 15 of the module.

Formative feedback is available through discussion forums in the VLE. Weekly case studies linked to the indicative content is available to facilitate discussions.

Career opportunities

This award enhances the CV of health professionals managing a patient with acute chest pain.

Entry requirements

You must show evidence of your ability to study at Level 6. You should be a healthcare professional working in a clinical environment where patients present with acute chest pain. This includes primary care, acute sectors of secondary care and pre-hospital settings.

Course information

Part-time

  • 15 weeks

More part-time details

  • Credits: 20, Level:Degree
  • Admission enquiries: 01642 384110
  • Fee for UK/EU applicants: £750

Contact details

Further information