(R2/721/6/0030)07/23(A 8975)



Graduate Certificate in Cardiovascular & Thoracic Sciences (GCCVTS) programme is a skill based higher learning programme that implement a ONE (1) year fulltime academic calendar with THREE (3) semesters. This programme is approved by the Ministry of Higher Education (R2/721/6/0030) and accredited by Malaysian Qualifying Agency (A 8975) is being offered by IJN College since 2008. Graduates are well recognized and capable to undertake specialized professional employment in any healthcare fraternity globally.

 There are four major disciplines offered in this programme:

  • Cardiovascular Technology (CVT)
  • Cardiovascular Imaging (CVI)
  • Perfusion Technology (PT)
  • Peri-operative Nursing (PON)


Each four major disciplines carries 39 credit hours in this one-year programme. The practical and clinical placement (training) is fully conducted at Institut Jantung Negara (IJN), supervised by preceptors who are trained professionals in their respective specialized clinical areas.

IJN College welcomes application from Trainees Cardiac Lab Technologist, Radiographers, Nurses, Lab Technologist, Bio-medical Sciences Graduates and Medical Assisstants who are interested to specialize in the above relevant discipline.

 Upon Completion of this programme, graduates will be able to:

  1. Excel in cognitive and competency skills in cardiovascular and thoracic sciences in line with global standard
  2. Execute effective communication skills, interpersonal skills, digital skill, numerical skill, leadership and autonomy in the health care setting
  3. Execute entrepreneurship skills confidently whilst recognizing the need of lifelong learning for successful career advacement
  4. Expert in providing cardiovascular and thoracic sciences skills ethically and professionally in the hospital and the community health care setting



Entry Requirement


1. Cardiovascular Technology (CVT)

  • Diploma/Bachelor Degree in Medical Laboratory Technology/Medical Assistants/Biomedical Sciences/Nursing
  • One (1) year working experience in related fields

2. Cardiovascular Imaging (CVI)

  • Diploma/Bachelor Degree in Radiography/Medical Imaging
  • One (1) year working experience in related fields

3. Perfusion Technology (PT)

  • Diploma/Bachelor Degree in Biomedicine/Nursing Certificate
  • One (1) year working experience in related fields

4. Peri-Operative Nursing (PON)

  • Diploma/Bachelor Degree in Nursing
  • One (1) year working experience in related fields


Credit in Malay Language at SPM/SPMV level for local applicants

Minimum score of 5.5 in ELTS or its equivalent for international applicants


Duration of Study
  • 1 year – 3 semesters (Full time)


Study Mode

  • Classroom
  • Tutorial
  • Practical and clinical placement
Programme Structure
 Anatomy & Physiology, Biochemistry, Pharmacology and Heart Disease & Haemodynamic Monitoring Core Compulsory All Disciplines
Cardiovascular Technology 1, Cardiovascular Technology 2, Cardiovascular 3 & Cardiovascular Technology (Clinical Practice 1, 2 & 3) Core Major Cardiovascular Technology
Cardiovascular Imaging 1, Cardiovascular Imaging 2, Cardiovascular 3 & Cardiovascular Imaging (Clinical Practice 1, 2 & 3) Cardiovascular
Perfusion Technology 1, Perfusion Technology 2, Perfusion Technology 3 & Perfusion Technology (Clinical Practice 1, 2 & 3) Perfusion
eri-Operative Nursing 1, Peri-Operative Nursing 2, Peri-Operative 3 & Peri-Operative Nursing (Clinical Practice 1, 2 & 3) Peri-Operative Nursing
Tamadun Islam dan Tamadun Asia/ Hubungan Etnik Compulsory Local /International
Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi (2)/ Malaysian Studies


Practical And Clinical Placement For Each Discipline
Cardiovascular Technology (CVT) Non-Invasive Cardiovascular Laboratories, Invasive Cardiovascular
Laboratories, Nuclear Cardiology Unit, Hybrid Operation Theater
Cardiovascular Imaging (CVI) Imaging Center, Invasive Cardiovascular Laboratories, Mobile
Radiography & Fluoroscopy & Hybrid Operation Theater
Perfusion Technology (PT) Adult and Paediatric Cardiothoracic Operation Theaters,
Respiratory Laboratories
Peri Operative Nursing (PON) Adult and Paediatric Cardiothoracic Operation Theaters