Taught course

Out of Hospital Acute Cardiac Care

Anglia Ruskin University · Faculty of Medical Science

Entry requirements

A first degree, with honours, at a minimum final classification of Lower Second (2:2) or equivalent. Applicants with a third class honours, or ordinary (pass) degree plus a minimum of one year of relevant post-graduate work experience, will be considered on an individual basis. These applicants will be required to demonstrate a strong interest in advanced pre-hospital life support/acute cardiac care and quality improvement. You must have been qualified for at least 1 year and working within the arena of out of hospital/emergency care. Non-graduates with extensive relevant practical and continuing professional development experience will also be considered for entry onto the course. However, they must be qualified for at least 2 years and working in an appropriate role within a care setting for at least 1 year. If English is not your first language you will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 7.0 (Academic level with no individual score being lower than 6.5) or equivalent English Language qualification as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University.Our published entry requirements are a guide only and our decision will be based on your overall suitability for the course as well as whether you meet the minimum entry requirements. Other equivalent qualifications may be accepted for entry to this course, please email admissions-fms@anglia.ac.uk for further information.

Months of entry


Course content

The only course of its kind in the UK, and aimed at all practitioners, you’ll gain the experience, skills and knowledge needed for delivering evidence based emergency cardiac care in out of hospital settings. Unique in its focus, our course allows you to develop your technical and advanced skills in acute cardiac care, in settings where immediate access to hospital specialties is not available. Completing our course meets the HCPC/NMC/GMC regulatory framework requirements for all practitioners to maintain and engage in continuing professional development.

  • Advanced 12 Lead ECG Interpretation
  • Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest
  • Clinical Leadership and Service Development
  • Research Studies
  • Major Project
Please note that modules are subject to change and availability.
For more details please visit the university website.

Fees and funding

For more details about fees, fundings and scholarships please visit the university website.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months

Course contact details

Faculty Admissions Team
+44 (0) 1245 686868