Cardiovascular Rehabilitation and Prevention (M.Sc./P.Grad.Dip), M.Sc.

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  • 12 months
  • 26000
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  • English
This course aims to provide health professionals with an understanding of cardiovascular rehabilitation and prevention, to prepare health professionals to provide an effective cardiac rehabilitation service, and to objectively evaluate their practice through research.
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Cardiac Rehabilitation is defined as the sum of activities required to influence favourably the underlying cause of the disease, as well as to ensure the patients the best possible physical mental and social conditions, so that they may, by their own efforts, preserve, or resume when lost, a place as normal as possible in the life of the community

This course aims to provide health professionals with an understanding of Cardiac Rehabilitation and Prevention, enable health professionals to provide an effective Cardiac Rehabilitation service and to objectively evaluate their clinical practice through research.

The course builds on the former MSc in Cardiac Rehabilitation. There is a greater emphasis on prevention of cardiac disease and the importance of primary care is highlighted through various elements of the course. These modifications reflect the recent advancements in health policy and delivery.

Programme Structure

Teaching will include lectures, laboratory practicals, seminars and tutorials. Practical experience in Cardiac Rehabilitation will also be provided. Specialist themes covered include:

  • Cardiovascular and Respiratory Physiology
  • Exercise Prescription
  • Clinical Exercise Prescription
  • Research Methods and Statistics
  • Cardiology
  • Preventive Cardiology and Rehabilitation
  • Health Policy and Management
  • Research Methodology and Statistics


An individual research project on some novel aspect of Cardiac Rehabilitation and Prevention shall be completed. Students shall be assigned a supervisor with whom the research topic must be agreed. The proposal must be accepted by the course committee prior to commencement. Ethical approval for research projects will be sought where necessary. The dissertation will involve regular meetings between the student and supervisor.

Detailed Programme Facts

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  • Credits (ECTS)
    90 ECTS
  • Duration full-time 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • Educational variant Part-time, Full-time

Academic Requirements

The course is intended for those currently working in or about to develop Cardiac Rehabilitation programmes either within Cardiology Departments or Primary Care units. As such, to be eligible for admission, applicants must fit one of the following descriptions.

  • Chartered Physiotherapist or hold equivalent professional qualifications with relevant professional experience.
  • Nurse eligible for registration with the Irish Board of Nursing with professional experience.
  • Physician with relevant professional experience.

Applications from other health professionals with a university degree may also be considered.

English language requirements:

  • IELTS: Grade 6.5
  • TOEFL: 88 iBT, 230-computer based, 570 paper based
  • Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English: Grade C
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English: Grade C

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 26000 International
  • EUR 13000 EEA
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