Taught course

Advancing Practice in Peripheral Vascular Disease - MSc

Birmingham City University · School of Health Sciences

Entry requirements

This course is suitable for experienced and employed healthcare professionals who hold current professional registration with a UK regulatory body (e.g., NMC, HCPC, GMC) provided that they have:

A minimum of three years in their area of clinical practice and a first degree or evidence of recent professionally related study at diploma or degree level.
Accredited degree level study within the last five years.

Months of entry

January, April, September, October

Course content

This newly designed course has been developed to meet the needs of interdisciplinary healthcare practitioners working in partnership with people in relation to peripheral vascular disease (PVD), which encompasses both arterial, venous and lymphatic diseases. This 100% online course aims to address the very significant challenges associated with PVD, providing a global perspective, whilst drawing upon existing expert knowledge and experience of working with international partners. The course team are dedicated and committed staff who are experts in the speciality and this course is a collaboration between Birmingham City University and the University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust Vascular Team.

This innovative online course is designed to help students to gain a greater and advanced understanding of the complexities of diagnosing and managing peripheral vascular disease (PVD) and how best to support and enable effective individualised self-management and develop limb salvage. It is suitable for healthcare professionals including hospital-based doctors, specialist nurses and podiatrists, sonographers and specialist roles in other healthcare sectors. The primary aim of the course is to support and enable students to critically explore and analyse existing and developing theories and concepts that underpin PVD and will equip students to embrace a strategic leadership role in the development and delivery of efficient, innovative, evidence based PVD services.

Students will develop a wide range of skills, learn about new and emerging evidence, advance their knowledge and practice and gain critical understanding in the management of peripheral vascular disease. Students will acquire knowledge to develop and improve clinical practice in the care of people at risk of or living with PVD across the age span. Through taking an evidence-based holistic approach to the provision and delivery of individualised PVD care.

Information for international students

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    36 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Course Enquiry Team
+44 (0)121 331 6295