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2022/23 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue

ARCS5205M Tachycardia Device and Rhythm Management

30 creditsClass Size: 25

Module manager: John Gierula

Taught: 01 Jun to 31 Aug View Timetable

Year running 2022/23

Pre-requisite qualifications

Certified evidence of the ability to study at M level for example SLiP, and master’s level modules. Subject related Undergraduate Degree of 2:2 and above or equivalent will be considered. Students should have an appropriate professional qualification and should be working in a relevant area of practice.

This module is not approved as an Elective


On completion of this module, students will be able to:
• Synthesise and critically evaluate the prevalence, aetiology and symptoms of patients with tachycardia related conditions for the purpose of identifying appropriate application of anti-arrhythmic therapy in a wide range of pathologies and apply this to advanced practice
• Evaluate and discuss the principles and application of advanced rhythm management tools in a range of pathologies and apply to advanced practice
• Discuss and evaluate current issues pertaining to clinical practice demonstrating a recognition and awareness of patients’ needs both physically and psychologically, and provide appropriate support for the provision of high quality patient care
• Evaluate and appraise assessment, interpretation and evaluation of data and apply to advanced practice
• Evaluate and appraise a range of normal and abnormal measurements and apply to advanced practice
• Critically appraise the advanced practice and role of anti-arrhythmic therapies in the management of patients with cardiac condition
• Evaluate and critically appraise current literature/research studies for advanced rhythm management techniques, incorporating evidence based practice and apply this to advanced practice

Learning outcomes
On completion of this module the student will have knowledge in:
• The practical and theoretical application of Electrophysiological studies in a range of pathologies.
• The practical and theoretical application of Implantable cardiac defibrillators (ICD) implantation in a wide range of pathology
• The practical and theoretical application of ICD follow up in a wide range of pathology
• The interpretation of measurable data
• Advanced rhythm management techniques
• Ability to communicate effectively information on the above topics

Skills outcomes
Reflection on current practice.
Analysing skills with relation to diagnostic data interpretation, device follow up and implant.
Communication skills- managing patients.


• Electrophysiology and haemodynamics – Electrophysiology studies
• Pharmacology
• ICD Implant and follow up indications, contraindications, procedures, trouble shooting
• DVLA regulations, Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) , Ethics

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Class tests, exams and assessment51.005.00
Independent online learning hours70.00
Private study hours200.00
Total Contact hours30.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)300.00

Private study

During the block contact weeks students are given independent study days. This time will be used for reading, literature searches and assessment preparation / practice based learning sessions.

During the contact weeks student led sessions are timetabled which require students to discuss cases of specific interest. An abstract of the case with data where possible can be uploaded onto the VLE prior to the session. The VLE will also include relevant guidance documentations, power point presentations, associated handouts and multiple choice questions to facilitate independent learning.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Student progress during this module will be monitored through formative MCQ's or tasks each block week available through the VLE, answers will be discussed at the beginning of the next block. Formative presentations will be used to monitor understanding of key concepts, and facilitate progress towards the summative assessment.

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Essay3500 words50.00
PresentationSubmitted with 1,500 narrative.50.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

No compensation is available between the two elements. Students are required to pass both elements to pass the module. Presentation will be on the same topic as the written work.

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 29/04/2022 15:43:07


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