Cardiology, M.Sc.

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Trinity College Dublin ,
This course is two years and is designed to provide a high level of postgraduate training for doctors wishing to become trained in non-invasive and invasive cardiology. Applicants will have a M.R.C.P.I. or equivalent qualification.
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The course aims to provide the theoretical knowledge, technical skills and research skills necessary to run a comprehensive cardiac service. It consists of lectures, clinically supervised practical procedures in the management of the cardiac patient, and a research project or dissertation. The course is assessed by examination, continual assessment and assessment of the research project or dissertation.

Learning Outcomes

Programme Learning Outcomes for MSc in Cardiology

On successful completion of the MSc, the student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a comprehensive background theoretical knowledge, including physiology, biochemistry and anatomy, of the cardiovascular system in health and disease
  • Demonstrate a detailed knowledge of the epidemiology, clinical manifestations and treatment options both pharmacological and non pharmacological for common and less common cardiovascular conditions.
  • Outline the physics and safety principles underlying specific cardiac investigative technologies including electrocardiography, ultrasonography, radionuclide imaging, MRI, CT and angiography.
  • Read, interpret and advise appropriate management based on cardiac investigations including electrocardiograms (resting, exercise and ambulatory ECG’s), non invasive electrophysiological investigations, echocardiography and cardiac catheterisation.
  • Demonstrate the technical skills necessary to perform diagnostic quality echocardiography and interpret transthoracic and transoesophageal echo studies
  • Demonstrate competency in performing basic level invasive cardiac catheterisation
  • Apply evidence based medicine to clinical practice scenarios and critically appraise the medical literature
  • Design and conduct and write a report on a research study pertinent to the MSc in Cardiology.

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Basic Sciences and Clinical Cardiology (including Research methodology)
  • Research Methodology
  • Non Invasive Cardiology
  • Principles of Diagnostic and Invasive Cardiology
  • Advanced Diagnostic and Invasive Cardiology
  • Pacing and electrophysiology

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Study intensity Part-time
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration part-time 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
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Academic Requirements

All candidates applying for a place will have completed the degree of MB or MD depending on the country of origin. The degree of M.R.C.P.I. or equivalent is essential.

Previous experience of the health care systems in Ireland or U.K. would be an advantage.

Candidates also need to be in a Cardiology registrar position for the duration of the course to have supervised experience of practical procedures.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 17110 International
  • EUR 8165 EU/EEA


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