Cardiac Care

Continuing Professional Development (short course)

Cambridge, Chelmsford

12 weeks

Module level: 6 and 7

Module credits: 30 credits


Develop your skills in caring effectively for patients with chronic and acute cardiac disorders. Learn to analyse and interpret arrhythmias and understand the rationale for the management and holistic care needs of patients and critically discuss and debate the different issues which affect the delivery of care to cardiac patients.

Full description

Who should attend?

This course is suitable for registered healthcare practitioners working in areas such as:

  • Coronary care units
  • Medical or surgical cardiac wards
  • Investigational units
  • Critical care areas


Chelmsford - blended delivery (Tuesday)

Face to Face:

  • 19 September 2023
  • 26 September
  • 3 October
  • 10 October (Basildon Hospital)
  • 17 October (Basildon Hospital)
  • 31 October
  • 7 November (Basildon Hospital)
  • 14 November (Basildon Hospital)
  • 28 November


  • 24 October 2023
  • 21 November
  • 5 December

Cambridge - blended delivery (Wednesday)

Face to Face:

  • 20 September 2023
  • 27 September
  • 4 October
  • 11 October
  • 18 October
  • 1 November
  • 8 November
  • 15 November
  • 29 November


  • 25 October 2023
  • 22 November
  • 6 December

Where you'll study

Your faculty

The Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine and Social Care is the largest in ARU, with over 7,000 students. Our Faculty is teeming with expertise and primed to meet the demand for creating health professionals, teachers, doctors, scientists and educators for the three districts we serve: Chelmsford, Cambridge and Peterborough.

We have been training undergraduates for professional roles for over 25 years, with a reputation for quality, dedication and ambition balanced with student satisfaction.

We know that to give our students the very best experiential learning, prior to getting into the workplace, simulation is second to none, for safe, realistic, learning environments. We have invested heavily in purpose built simulated wards, science labs and skills space, to support our students through their learning.

Where can I study?

Tindal Building on our Chelmsford campus

Our striking, modern campus sits by the riverside in Chelmsford's University and Innovation Quarter.

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Lord Ashcroft Building on our Cambridge campus

Our campus is close to the centre of Cambridge, often described as the perfect student city.

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Fees & funding

Course fees

30 Credits (Level 6) for courses starting in 2023/24


30 credits (Level 7) for courses starting in 2023/24


Funding for CPD

Please ask your manager or Education Lead about available funding before you apply.

Contact details

Selina Eastwood (Module Leader)

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Anna Sexton (Module Tutor)

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CPD Admissions Team

[email protected]

Entry requirements

Level 6

You'll have at least six months of post-registration experience in cardiac care and be employed in a suitable cardiac care area.

Level 7

You'll have at least two years of post-registration experience in cardiac care and a minimum 2:2 degree in nursing.

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