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INTM5014: Cardiology

2024 unit information

The Cardiology syllabus is designed to meet the needs of medical practitioners who are either trainee physicians or have a special interest in the practice of cardiology. The content is focussed on diagnosis and investigation of common cardiologic conditions and the essentials of management of these conditions. The module learning materials are linked to a library of clinical cases representing common and important cardiologic conditions.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Internal Medicine

Code INTM5014
Academic unit Internal Medicine
Credit points 6
Assumed knowledge:
This unit of study assumes theoretical and practical knowledge of cardiology at least at the level of a registered medical practitioner

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. outline the important pathophysiology that contributes to atherogenesis
  • LO2. describe the risk factors and clinical management of coronary artery disease including investigation of chest pain, primary prevention, secondary prevention, intervention, and medical management in stable and unstable disease
  • LO3. understand the aetiology and medical management/device management principles in acute and chronic heart failure
  • LO4. explain the causes, appropriate medical management, and indications or intervention in valvular heart disease
  • LO5. identify the common atrial and ventricular arrhythmias and describe the acute and chronic management plans for these arrhythmias
  • LO6. describe the common presentations, causes investigation and management of syncope
  • LO7. understand the basic indications for implantable pacemakers and defibrillators
  • LO8. outline the basic pathophysiology, investigation and management of channelopathies and cardiomyopathies which may manifest in sudden cardiac death
  • LO9. describe the presentation, investigation, and management principles in the myocarditis and pericardial diseases
  • LO10. outline the common Aortopathies and the management and intervention strategies for these
  • LO11. describe the classification, investigation, and management options in pulmonary hypertension
  • LO12. outline basic conditions and management principles of the congenital heart disease.

Unit availability

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2024
Online Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2020
Online Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2021
Online Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2022
Online Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2023
Online Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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