The BSc Cardiovascular Medicine programme focuses on the application of scientific methods to clinical problems and on understanding the physiology, pathophysiology and pharmacology of cardiovascular disease. The course provides the opportunity for students interested in cardiology, vascular surgery, anaesthetics and related subject areas to build upon their existing knowledge of cardiovascular physiology and pharmacology. The course comprises a well balanced taught component covering a range of topics related to cardiovascular physiology/pathophysiology and research methodology and an extensive individual research project.
You will undertake a research project of six months' duration, which in most cases will be laboratory-based, addressing a research topic in cardiovascular medicine. Some examples of previous intercalated cardiovascular research projects are:
- Cardiovascular Disease in Type 2 Diabetes: The role of reactive oxygen species in the development and progression vascular complications
- Role of cardiopulmonary exercise testing in the assessment of patients with aortic and mitral valve disease
- Regulation of blood clot formation and lysis by the LOX-1 scavenger receptor: an alternative therapeutic target?Investigating variation in hospital acute coronary syndrome outcomes: A linked national cohort study
- Role of Fibrinolysis Inhibitor in Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
Students who are accepted to intercalate in Cardiovascular Medicine are invited to express a preference for three projects and allocation to projects takes place with reference to student preference. We aim to let students know their project allocation by the end of July.
The list shown below represents typical modules/components studied and may change from time to time. Read more in our Terms and conditions.
For more information and a full list of typical modules available on this course, please read Cardiovascular Medicine BSc in the course catalogue
Cardiovascular Pumps, Pipes and Electrics
Integrated Cardiovascular Physiology
The Cardiovascular Patient
Research Project in Cardiovascular Medicine
Cardiovascular Molecular Pharmacology
Research Methods for Clinical Sciences
The programme is assessed by a combination of written coursework (including literature reviews, project report, abstract, practical reports), computer-based exercises, multiple choice questions (MCQ), poster presentations and unseen examinations. The majority of end of term examinations will essay-based and not MCQ.
The research project is assessed by a combination of literature review, project report and oral presentation.
Assessments include assessment for learning (formative assessment; pass/fail but do not contribute to final degree classification) and assessment for progression (summative assessment; graded and count towards the final degree classification).