Programs

Metabolic Cardiology

Course location/delivery

The Certificate is offered at the Tampa campus.

Brief Description

The goal of the Graduate Certificate in Metabolic Cardiology is to provide medical professionals with a comprehensive review of cardiology, the biological basis of cardiovascular structure and function and diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular diseases. The certificate courses focus on discussions of topics that include vascular biology and disease, endothelial dysfunction, the roles of inflammation and oxidative stress, hypertension, causes of vascular aging, noninvasive and invasive testing, early detection and treatment with nutrition and nutraceutical supplements, dyslipidemia, the analysis of cardiovascular risk factors, mediators and cardiovascular risk scoring, early identification of cardiovascular issues and the properties various treatment plans.

This certificate offers the opportunity for medical professionals involved in healthcare delivery to begin transition to understand the broad spectrum of issues involved in cardiovascular disease. For students that are involved in clinical care, this certificate provides the necessary coursework to successfully understand the multi-factorial causes of cardiovascular disease and its treatment.

Credit toward graduate degree

Up to 12 hours of certificate course credits may be applied to a graduate degree with departmental approval.

Standardized tests

GRE and MCAT scores can be used to demonstrate qualitative and quantitative skills, but are not required for admission into the certificate program.

International students must submit a TOEFL score when English is not the native language. A minimum score of 550 on the paper-based test or 79 on the web-based test is required. MCAT or GRE or equivalent optional.

Admission requirements

Applicants must have an advanced degree in the biomedical sciences from a regionally accredited institution.

Application process

To learn about the application process, and to access the application, please review our application process.

Prerequisites

n/a

Requirements

12 credit hours.

GMS 6409 - Integrated Cardiovascular Biology (3)
GMS 6410 - Cardiovascular Health (3)
GMS 6408 - Cardiovascular Disease (3)
GMS 6411 - Metabolic Cardiology (3)

Electives

n/a

 

Contacts

Michael Barber
813-974-9908
mbarber@health.usf.edu

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