This is a 9 month course with teaching during 2 x one week long intensive study weeks in Leeds, one in semester 2 and the other in semester 2a.
International students will require just one short term study visa because both study weeks are within a six month period. You will complete the rest of your study from your home country and submit your assessment online. In view of the current COVID-19 pandemic we will assess the situation of the study weeks closer to the time that they due to run and may need to replace these with online activities.
To gain the PG Cert qualification you will complete both 30 credit modules:
The Bradycardia Device and Rhythm Management module covers many aspects of bradycardia rhythm management with primary focus of bradycardia devices. This module is particularly relevant for practicing cardiac physiologists and allied health professionals who are involved with cardiac pacemaker implantation and follow up.
Topics covered include: anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology related to conduction system; pharmacology; pacemaker implantation and follow up; patient management.
The Tachycardia Device and Rhythm Management module covers many aspects of tachyarrhythmia management with the primary focus on cardiac devices and electrophysiology. This module is particularly relevant to practicing health professionals who are involved in the care of patients with tachyarrhythmias and heart failure.
Topics covered include: Electrophysiology and haemodynamics; Electrophysiology studies; ICD Implant and follow up indications, contraindications, procedures, trouble shooting; DVLA regulations, MHRA, Ethics.
The list shown below represents typical modules/components studied and may change from time to time. Read more in our Terms and conditions.
Bradycardia Device and Rhythm Management
Tachycardia Device and Rhythm Management
<p><a href="http://webprod3.leeds.ac.uk/catalogue/dynprogrammes.asp?Y=202021&P=PGC-CDRM-PT">For more information and a full list of typical modules available on this course, please read Cardiac Device and Rhythm Management PGCert in the course catalogue</a></p>
Learning and teaching
On completion of our course you should have provided evidence of being able to:
Demonstrate in-depth specialist knowledge of techniques relevant to cardiac rhythm management.
Demonstrate an advanced understanding of concepts and techniques across the forefront of cardiac rhythm management.
Demonstrate an advanced understanding of research techniques.
Proactively formulate ideas and hypotheses, and to evaluate these along with current issues and research in cardiac rhythm management.
On this course you’ll be taught by our expert academics, from lecturers through to professors. You may also be taught by industry professionals with years of experience, as well as trained postgraduate researchers, connecting you to some of the brightest minds on campus.
We use a range of assessment methods to assess your knowledge and professional skills, including: written examination, oral examination and written essays. You’ll need to demonstrate the knowledge and application of standard concepts, information and techniques relevant to the discipline. You need to be able to draw on a wide variety of material and be able to critically evaluate them.