Cardiology, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    17110 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
    8165 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
  • English
    Language
University rank #117 (WUR) ,
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.

About

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

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
Check if you match the admission requirements

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score (Grade C):

    180

    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score:

    570

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:

    88

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

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

  • International

    17110 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17110 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8165 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8165 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.

Living costs for Dublin

1,100 - 1,800 EUR/month
Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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