NUI Galway Postgraduate Prospectus 2021

School of Medicine College of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences

PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE: Master’s DURATION: 1 year, full-time. NUMBER OF PLACES: 25–50 COURSE INSTANCE(S): 1ICM1 FEES AND FUNDING: Fees information and funding opportunities: pages 286 and 288. CLOSING DATE: NUI Galway does not set a deadline for receipt of applications (with some exceptions). Offers will be issued on a continuous basis. Candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible. See page 284 for full details of when and how to apply.

Interventional Cardiovascular Medicine

Your Course The Master’s in Interventional Cardiovascular Medicine will be attractive to clinical doctors with a minimum of one year of postgraduate experience, who are interested in furthering their careers in interventional medicine. In addition, the course will be highly attractive to biomedical engineers in the research and development sector of the medical device industry. The programme will be delivered in collaboration with PCR ( www.pcronline. com ). Course modules cover coronary artery disease (CAD), CAD treatments, structural heart disease, vascular intervention and medical device innovation. Career Opportunities After successful completion of the master ’s programme, graduates will have a better understanding of the field of interventional medicine. Career opportunities will be enhanced depending on students’ interest and background. Physicians are expected to obtain easier access to training programs in cardiology or interventional fellowship. Engineers can apply for better positions within the medtech sector. The master ’s qualification will increase chances to be selected for PhD programmes. Minimum Entry Requirements Applicants will be expected to possess a good quality undergraduate degree (at least an upper Second Class Honours standard 2:1 academic qualification). The medical graduates/doctors applying will require a minimum of one year ’s postgraduate experience.

CONTACT Programme Directors Dr Faisal Sharif Professor William Wyns

3 GOOD REASONS TO STUDY THIS COURSE 1. Highest quality of education in the field of Interventional Cardiovascular Medicine. 2. Enhance understanding of diagnostics and interventional treatment for common cardiovascular diseases. 3. Focus on core competencies of clinical knowledge, clinical decision-making, research methodology, professionalism, and interpersonal skills. Programme Lead Dr Haroon Zafar T: +353 91 493 229 E:


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