Undergraduate Certificate of Achievement in CHD & Heart Failure

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Develop the knowledge and skills required to care for patients with CHD and Heart Failure. Learn theoretical and practical skills relevant for practice, whilst promoting a holistic, patient-centred approach to management.

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This course is taught in our multi-million pound Sciences Complex, which features a brand new CPD suite for training health and pharmaceutical professionals, multi-disciplinary science labs and new facilities for proteomics, drug discovery, pharmacy, and health sciences. You can be assured of a quality experience in contemporary facilities. The aim of the short course is to develop the knowledge and skills required to care for patients with CHD and Heart Failure.

This course develops theoretical and practical skills relevant for practice whilst promoting a holistic, patient centred approach to management. It will be delivered over 5 days and will be assessed by an OSCE and Critical Review.

Why us?

  • This course will take place in the Sciences Complex which contains the Living Lab, an integrated facility, supported with IT connectivity that enables a range of patient journeys and scenarios to be modelled

Course structure

This course is delivered by University of Sunderland Clinical Sciences lecturers and is taught over five full days over a four-month period at the University of Sunderland. Each day uses a variety of teaching and learning methods including interactive workshops and will focus on a specific topic that you can then consolidate in clinical practice. Assessment will be by an Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) utilising simulated patients in a variety of CHD & Heart failure based consultations. Additionally there will be a critical review of one cardiovascular condition.

Topics covered on this course include:

  • Primary Prevention
  • Hypertension and Hypercholesterolaemia
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Heart Failure
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • CVA

Sciences Complex,
City Campus,


  • Our Clinical Skills Suite is equipped with a range of clinical equipment for training health professionals. The cutting-edge equipment is backed up with excellent IT facilities and helpful IT support staff.

    Clinical Skills Suite
  • We’ve got thousands of relevant books and e-books, with many more titles available through the inter-library loan service. We also subscribe to a comprehensive range of print and electronic journals so you can access the most reliable and up-to- date academic and industry articles. There are nearly 9,000 journal titles, mostly in electronic format.

    Library Services - general


This course is based in the Sciences Complex at our City Campus, which boasts excellent facilities and cutting-edge equipment thanks to multi-million-pound investments.

Entry requirements

We usually require applicants to be health care professionals. You should be working in a clinical setting where your work involves delivering CHD & Heart Failure services.

Fees and finance

The fee for this course is £475.

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This information was correct at the time of publication.