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G31 Physical Activity and Clinical Exercise for Cardiovascular Disease (CHLDGC20).

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Event Information

Physiotherapy ICH
Dates of Event
24th April 2017 – 28th April 2017
Last Booking Date for this Event
20th April 2017
Places Available


During this five-day course you'll explore the principles of exercise and physical activity in cardiac disease prevention and rehabilitation.

You'll learn how to apply these principles in design and delivery, using an evidence-based approach with a practical emphasis.

This course is run in association with the British Association for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation (BACPR).

Course content

an introduction to the cardiac rehabilitation process and current guidelines.

the key evidence for exercise and physical activity.

responses of the body to acute and chronic exercise.

cardiovascular anatomy and physiology applied to exercise prescription.

clinical reasoning in risk stratification for exercise.

monitoring intensity of exercise - METS, HR and RPE.

You'll also look at:

an overview of assessment of cardiac patients.

physical activity behaviour.

functional capacity testing - how to administer sub-maximal tests.

integrating and evaluating evidence in relation to the design of exercise programmes for CVD patients.

principles of physical activity and exercise delivery.

adapting exercise for special populations.

Who this course is for

The course is suitable for qualified physiotherapists with a degree in physiotherapy at least equivalent to 2:2 BSc qualification in the UK.

Teaching, structure and assessment

The course runs from 3 April to 7 April 2017.

You can take it as:

a standalone short course for CPD purposes (with certificate of attendance).

a 'taster module' earning UCL credits.

The taster module is assessed by a 1 hour multiple choice questionnaire (worth 20%) and a written case study (worth 80%). The exam will be on 12 April 2017.


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