Health CPD modules at University of Brighton


Acute Coronary Syndromes

This module is for nurses, paramedics and allied healthcare professionals working in acute care who regularly work with patients with acute coronary syndromes.

Module Information

Module code

NH6132 (level 6) and NH7132 (level 7)


Pathophysiology of coronary artery disease · Physical assessment and clinical assessment including ECG criteria, serum cardiac markers and arterial blood gas analysis · Emergency interventions, risk stratification, pharmacological and interventional approaches · Secondary interventions, investigations and pharmacological management · Rehabilitation of ACS patients · Psychosocial aspects of patient/family education and support · Discussion of the role of professional networks and health care professionals in provision of cardiac services and cardiac rehabilitation · National and international guidelines and current evidence-based practice

Entry Requirements 

Applicants should be working in the UK as a healthcare professional for a minimum of 2 days per week, in an appropriate clinical area with support available from a designated mentor.

Applicants at level 7 would normally possess a bachelor degree or equivalent or have evidence of the ability to study at postgraduate level


Case Study Written Assignment

6 Clinical Skills completed in your Practice Setting

Module leader

Emma Menzies-Gow

Module Dates

2023-24 Semester 1  Falmer, Brighton Campus (dates subject to change)

  • October 12,19
  • November 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
  • December 7

Assessments submission date: Thursday 25 January 2024


If you are choosing this module as part of a postgraduate or community course, please contact for specific information on the fee for this module

If you are taking this as a single module or part of the BSc / Grad Cert/ PG Cert Clinical Practice or BSc (Hons) Professional Practice course, the module fee is:

2023-24 £1122

Further Information

Please contact for further information about the module

This module can be taken as part of a course, including:

BSc (Hons) Clinical Practice (Cardiac Care) and (Acute Care) 

Graduate Certificate Clinical Practice (Cardiac Care) and (Acute Care) 

Postgraduate Certificate Clinical Practice (Cardiac Care) and (Acute Care)

MSc Health / MSc Health and Education / MSc Health and Management

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