UCC CPD courses

Fundamentals of CVD in Primary Care GP5103

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  • Title

    Fundamentals of CVD in Primary Care GP5103

  • Code

    GP5103

  • College

    Medicine and Health

  • Duration

    Six Weeks on-line learning, one study day.

  • Teaching Mode

    Part-Time. See Additional Teaching Mode Information for more info.

  • Fees

    400.00 Euro See Fees and Costs for full details.

  • Entry Requirements

    Places on this course will be allocated to those nominated by the HSE Practice Nursing Educator in Cork. See Requirements for full details.

  • Closing Date

    30th June 2021 for Sem I; 29th November 2021 for Sem II

  • Course Delivery Method

    Online

  • Credits

    5

  • Start Date

    Semester 1 11/09/2021; Semester II 15/01/2022

Outline

Module Objective: This module aims to develop the knowledge and skills of practice nurses and other primary care healthcare professionals in the management of Cardiovascular Disease. Emphasis will be placed on developing a structured system of care which supports patients in managing their condition and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. This module will use current guidelines and evidence-based practice in cardiovascular care as a basis for theoretical and practical lessons and will cover the main subdivisions of CVD problems that are managed in the primary care setting, with a focus on behavioural management strategies.

Module Content: There will be six units delivered as a distance learning module on Canvas. There will also be a workshop day covering practical skills cardiovascular disease prevention, identification, investigation and management. The units will cover:
· Primary Prevention: Scoring and Q-Risk
· Lifestyle and dietary advice and Lipid Management
· Hypertension and CKD
· Acute Coronary Syndromes and Cardiac Rehabilitation
· Heart Failure and Valve Devices
· Syncope, Atrial Fibrillation and Arrhythmias.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:

  • Apply knowledge of Cardiovascular Disease for the management of individuals with these Cardiovascular conditions.
  • Use risk scoring programmes to define CVD risk and to implement risk reduction strategies.
  • Devise and implement appropriate structured management plans for patients with CVD, e.g. heart failure and post-surgical patients, using behavioural change techniques.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the therapeutic options for the management of CVD.
  • Describe the use of ECGs in CVD and demonstrate competence in performing ECGs.
  • Describe the use of ABPM and home-based BP monitoring in the management of hypertension and demonstrate competence in the use of ABPM.

Additional Teaching Mode Information

This course is planned to run for a single block of 6 weeks of on-line learning and 1 on-site study day.  Due to covid we have delivery of the study content in 1-2 hour sessions and staggered the 6 weeks with some units delivered over 2 weeks with some gap weeks.

Practicalities

Orientation Dates 8/9/21 for Semester I and 13/1/22 for Semester II. Module to commence on 11/09/2021 Semester I and 15/01/2022 Semester II.

Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (Online discussion board participation) 50 marks, Written Submissions and Essay 50 marks.).

There will be six units delivered as a distance learning module on Canvas. There will also be a workshop day covering practical skills cardiovascular disease prevention, identification, investigation and management.  The units will cover:

  • Primary Prevention: Scoring and Q-Risk.
  • Lifestyle and dietary advice and Lipid Management.
  • Hypertension and CKD.
  • Acute Coronary Syndromes and Cardiac Rehabilitation.
  • Heart Failure and Valve Devices.
  • Syncope, Atrial Fibrillation and Arrhythmias.

 

 

Requirements

The Department of General Practice Continuing Professional Development modules are designed for General Practitioners and Practice Nurses working in primary care.  Admission to the module(s) will be subject to internal university approval processes on the recommendation of the Head of the Department of General Practice.

Applicants must provide evidence of current registration with the relevant professional regulatory body (for example, the Irish Medical Council, the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (active registration) CORU, Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland). Applicants not registered with one of the above professional bodies must provide evidence of a level 8 qualification in a relevant health care discipline.

Candidates whose first language is not English must have a minimum of IELTS 6.5 with scores in no individual sections less than 6.0.

All applicants are required to complete an application form and provide evidence of either current professional registration or primary degree.

Places on this course will be allocated to those nominated by the HSE Practice Nursing Educator in Cork.

Fees and Costs

400.00 Euro (HSE funded initially) 

Places on this course will be allocated to those nominated by the HSE Practice Nursing Educator in Cork.

How Do I Apply

To apply for this module please download and complete the application form: 29th November 2021 Final Closing Date.

03 03 21 CPD Form

  1. Download and complete the application form at the link.
  2. Gather any additional documents required (including a passport-style photo).
  3. Pay your €35 application fee for this module via UCC’s Online Portal, noting your Application ID: Click here to proceed to UCC’s Online Portal.
  4. Send your completed application form, photo and any relevant documents, including your application ID via e-mail to cpdgraduatestudies@ucc.ie 

CPD Co-Ordinator, CPD Centre, 

An tIonad um Fhorbairt Ghairmiúil Leanúnaigh,

Q+1 floor, The Boole Library, Main Quad, U.C.C.

e-mail cpdgraduatestudies@ucc.ie

Applications for this module are now open.

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