Key Facts



This Professional Certificate (PCert) course will provide you the knowledge of cardiovascular science including the cellular and molecular basis of cardiovascular diseases. This course is designed to provide you with the knowledge to participate in cardiovascular science and imaging research. You will explore the areas of the cardiovascular system and different pathologies. You’ll also learn about different diagnostic methods and imaging tools in cardiovascular research.


In the first two modules, you’ll develop your core scientific and skills across the breadth of cardiovascular science and diseases including an overview of cardiomyopathies, coronary artery disease, and congenital heart disease. 


In the last two modules, you will learn about diagnostic methods in cardiology including ECG, echocardiography, CT, and MRI. You will also have the opportunity to explore the latest research in the field of cardiovascular imaging. This will give you the opportunity to develop your skills further in cardiovascular science and disease research.


Course Content


The online distance-learning delivery of the course will provide opportunities to receive expertise from the Cambridge Centre for Innovation and Development (CamCID) researchers, material from our partners, and guest lectures.


Module 1: Physiology of cardiovascular system

Understand the physiology and basics of the cardiovascular system.


Module 2: Cardiovascular diseases

Learn about different cardiovascular diseases. For instance, cardiomyopathies, coronary artery disease, and congenital heart disease.


Module 3: Diagnosis of cardiovascular diseases

Explore the common disease diagnostic tools and methods including ECG, echocardiography, MRI, and CT.


Module 4: Cardiovascular imaging research

Explore the latest research in the field of cardiovascular imaging and learn about the latest imaging methods in this area.


Fees and Funding


UK and International: £129 (total including electronic certificate).


Entry Requirements


This is course starts with the basics of cardiovascular science and progresses towards mid-level. Basic knowledge of biomedical science, biology, or related area is recommended. This course is designed for all levels of students (undergraduate degree, Master's degree students, or PhDs). All our PCert courses are taught in English. You must have good English language skills.


Career Opportunities


This course is designed to aid professional development in the field of cardiovascular science and research, enabling you to further your expertise within an existing career path or to change career direction.


Taught By


CamCID Research Team and Guest Lecturers (faculty members from multiple universities).

May include additional material by our partners


How To Apply










Professional Certificate (PCert)

Cardiovascular Science and Disease Research

Next intake: -


Registration: closed


Duration and Delivery: 4-week (Online) 


Workload: 4-5 hours per week


Entry requirements: A basic knowledge of biomedical science, medicine, biology, or related area is recommended.


Fees: £129 (UK and International)



Elisa Hampson