Health CPD modules at University of Brighton


Coronary Heart Disease

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

Module Information

Module code

NH6132 (level 6) and NH7132 (level 7)


Pathophysiology of coronary heart disease, acute plaque erosion and plaque rupture associated with ACS

Patient assessment including history-taking, physical assessment, interpretation of 12-lead ECG and serum cardiac markers with reference to current national and international guidelines

Coronary heart disease prevention and identification including patient assessment and risk stratification

Emergency response to ACS including evidence-based pharmacological therapies and interventions

Pharmacological therapies for secondary prevention of coronary heart disease · Percutaneous coronary intervention and coronary artery bypass graft surgery: pre and post-procedure care.

Management of complications associated with CHD and ACS · Cardiac rehabilitation for patients following ACS · 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 for coronary heart disease and ACS.

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

Jo Mcqueen

Module Dates

2024-25 Semester 2  Falmer, Brighton Campus

  • February 3, 10, 24
  • March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

Assessments submission date: tbc


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:

2024-25  £1170

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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