Why choose this programme?
We believe our courses offer a truly unique and highly fulfilling student experience as:
We are inclusive of all health professionals e.g. Cardiologists, Physicians, Nurses, Dietitians, Physiotherapists, other Exercise Professionals, Occupational Therapists, Health Psychologists, Cognitive Behaviour Therapists and Pharmacists.
We offer a truly comprehensive programme that includes all aspects of preventive cardiology and is not focused solely on isolated themes e.g. nutrition, exercise, psychology, pharmacology.
- Theory and Practice
Our courses encompasses both theory and practical elements, incorporating clinical experience, thereby developing skills and competences in service delivery and not just developing theoretical knowledge.
- International Experts
Our teaching faculty include international and national leaders in preventive cardiology who have contributed to the development of guidelines on cardiovascular prevention (WHO, Joint European Societies, Joint British Societies), to surveys of preventive cardiology practice (ASPIRE and ASPIRE 2, EUROASPIRE I, II and III), and to evaluation of innovative models of preventive care (British Family Heart Study, EUROACTION and EUROACTION+). In addition the teaching faculty comprises leaders and clinical specialists from cardiology, nursing, nutrition, exercise and behavioural medicine.
Our course is based in the International Centre for Circulatory Health and as a result draws on considerable teaching expertise and provides high-quality research opportunities in a range of relevant subjects.
- St Mary's
We are based on a hospital site (St Mary’s), allowing easier access to clinical visits and observations of clinical practice.
Our academic group coordinates a specialist family based prevention programme for vascular health called 'MyAction' which runs in many community centres both locally and further afield allowing unique placement and research opportunities for our students.
- World Renowned
Imperial College has a world renowned reputation.
- Taught: Students attend an induction week followed by lectures on Preventive Cardiology Theory and Practice plus more specialist optional modules. More details can be found on the Course Information page. Lectures could be in the form of presentations from experts in the field, seminars and group work sessions or tutor led discussions and practical activities.
- Clinical: As part of the Masters and Diploma in Preventive Cardiology students are required to participate in a number of clinical observations with the aim of developing a broad understanding and objective view of the clinical practice of preventive cardiology. The clinical placements will provide students with the opportunity to consolidate their theoretical learning and immerse themselves in the practicalities of current service delivery. These components are mainly based at St Mary's Hospital but students may also spend time at other College campuses and clinics from hospitals affiliated with Imperial College. (or at locations local to the student, subject to prior approval).
- On-line: Using Blackboard learn students have access to recordings of lectures which can be used by distance students or so students can watch lectures again for revision or clarification. Students can also engage in on-line discussion with peers and access a wide range of formative learning materials and simulated clinical cases. View the virtual tour of Blackboard VLE.
Known for its academic excellence and practical outlook, the Imperial name will open doors all over the world. Imperial College London is ranked in the top 10 Universities worldwide.
Scholarships may be available to support tuition fees. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on eligibility criteria.
The Preventive Cardiology course can lead to furthering a clinical career specialising in the field of Cardiovascular Disease Prevention and Rehabilitation. For graduates who are not clinicians by training, these courses offer many opportunities for careers in research, public health and teaching. The MSc course also offers a strong basis for PhD study or entry to medical related programmes.
Destinations and acheivements of previous graduates
- Foundation Year 2 Doctor in the UK, hoping to pursue a Core Medical Training post thereafter
- Principal Medical Physiotherapist - overseeing, and currently running, the Cardiac Rehabilitation Exercise Programme Service - UK
- Senior Charge Nurse in UK (Band-7) - selected for Senior Leadership Development Programme
- Assistant Professor, Cardiologist, CEO and General Director - Afghan Hospitals Network
- Healthcare Assistant Outpatients fracture clinic, UK. Prospective applicant to Medical School for Graduate Entry Medicine
- Health advocate for an NHS trust. Prospective applicant to medical school for Graduate Entry Medicine.
- Publication by the British Journal of Cardiology - currently 'in press'
- Head of the Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation Unit Adult Cardiology Department, Prince Sultan Cardiac Centre Riyadh
- Associate Professor in the Department of Cardiology, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka, Bangladesh
- Senior Staff Specialist (Medicine), Caboolture Hospital, Metro North Health Service District, Queensland, Australia. Also Senior Lecturer (Clinical), University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Phase IV Coordinator, UK
- Pediatrician, New York, USA
- Consultant Physician, Australia
- Physician, Bangalore, India
- Cardiac Physiologist, UK
- Cardiology Registrar, Lithuania
Imperial College works closely with employers and industry, including Industrial Advisory Panels to design Master’s courses which provide graduates with technical knowledge, expertise and transferable skills and to encourage students to take internships and placements. All Master’s courses are designed with employer needs in mind with some Master’s courses accredited by Professional, Statutory and Regulatory Bodies. Most Master’s courses offer an opportunity to carry out research projects in industry.