MDV6025 - Training and Coaching of Cardiac Patients


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written report
Grade: Passed/Failed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Written report 100/100

Course content

The course aims to promote knowledge and use of endurance and strength training for cardiac patients, and offers the participants the opportunity to meet experts in the field and discuss practical applications. The whole spectrum of recommendations, planning and implementation of exercise training for cardiac patients in a setting of personal training and coaching will be addressed. Additionally, the course focuses on the use of eHealth tools for physical activity monitoring, follow-up and motivation of patients with lifestyle diseases. The students will also learn basic cardiopulmonary resuscitation. The course is hosted in collaboration with NorEx – den The Norwegian Trial of Physical Exercise After Myocardial Infarction, the Cardiac Exercise Research Group and the National advisory unit for exercise as medicine.

Learning outcome


The student has:

  • Basic knowledge of exercise physiology, exercise principles, cardiac abnormalities and lifestyle disorders, as well as lifestyle changes in patients with heart disease
  • knowledge of effective and safe use of cardiovascular and strength training in heart patients
  • knowledge of planning and conducting training in heart patients - knowledge of the use of eHealth tools and activity monitors for monitoring, follow-up and motivating patients with lifestyle disease
  • knowledge of the principles of basic cardiopulmonary resuscitation


The student can:

  • plan and carry out effective cardiovascular and strength training in heart patients
  • use various types of eHealth tools and activity monitors for monitoring, follow-up and motivating patients with lifestyle disease 

General competence

The student has:

  • insight into basic exercise physiology, training principles, cardiac abnormalities and lifestyle disorders, lifestyle changes and special conditions in patients with heart disease
  • competence in planning and carrying out effective and safe training in various patient groups with cardiovascular and lifestyle disease

Learning methods and activities

The course is digital and includes online lectures, individual practical work with patients and a written report. You have to complete the practical work to qualify to get evaluation of exam. 

Compulsory assignments

  • Practical work

Further on evaluation

Report from the practical work will be assessed.

Specific conditions

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Medicine - Continuing Education (MDEVU)

Required previous knowledge

General university admission certification or equivalent.

Course materials

Curriculum: Research papers and scientific statements along with lectures.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Further education, lower degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2021

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Health Science
  • Sport Sciences
  • Medicine
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Circulation and Medical Imaging

Department with administrative responsibility
Centre for Continuing Education and Professional Development


Examination arrangement: Written report

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Written report 100/100



Room Building Number of candidates
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