UCC CPD courses

Fundamentals of CVD in Primary Care GP5103


Fact File

  • Title

    Fundamentals of CVD in Primary Care GP5103

  • Code


  • College

    Medicine and Health

  • Duration

    Late January - early March (TBC)

  • Teaching Mode

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

  • Fees

    400E 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

    24th July 2020 Sem 1 ; Sem 2 30th October 2020

  • Credits


  • Start Date

    Semester 1


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.

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.


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.




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

400E (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: 

 CPD Module Application Form 2020/21CPD Module Application Form 2020/21

  1. Download and complete the application form at the link below.
  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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