Preventative Cardiovascular Medicine Team
Prof Steve Davies
Prof Davies is a Consultant Endocrinologist at the University Hospital Wales. He has an established reputation in medical education particularly online learning, having been the founder of OnExamination.com and having set up other diploma courses. He has also been involved in establishing training courses for weight management in community pharmacy. His clinical interests include hypogonadism, growth hormone deficiency and obesity. He has published over 100 peer reviewed publications and his research interests include the application of novel technologies in delivering medical education.
Dr Ruth Davis
After completing a nursing degree in Cardiff, Dr Davis worked in Torbay Hospital, Torquay, before moving to Southampton where she set up the diabetes nursing service. While there Dr Davis undertook diabetes research, co-founded the Wessex Diabetes Nurses group and served on the RCN Diabetes Nursing Forum. She returned to Cardiff to teach in the College of Medicine. Following a strategic review of services Dr Davis became Diabetes Care Coordinator for Bro Taf Health Authority, managing diabetes specialist nurses, establishing Local Diabetes Service Advisory Groups, advising government on policy, developing clinical guidelines, establishing the all Wales retinal screening programme and setting up a Diabetes Centre. She moved to the University of Glamorgan (now University of South Wales) and developed a variety of courses, teaching and researching in diabetes and managing the School of Care Sciences. Dr Davis now works freelance on a variety of projects maintaining my links with diabetes and the University.
Dr Karl New
Dr New is currently working for the University of South Wales and has the responsibility for overseeing Exercise Physiology and Biochemistry. His first degree is in Applied Sport Science from the University of Glamorgan and he has a teaching qualification in Physical Education from UWIC alongside a Doctorate in Exercise Physiology also from the University of Glamorgan. Dr New has a keen interest in online teaching and delivering content/assessing through the digital platform.
Dr Dev Datta
Course Director & Tutor
Dr Datta completed undergraduate medical training in Cardiff and underwent postgraduate training in cardiology in Scotland and Wales and then biochemistry and metabolic medicine in Cardiff. He was awarded a BHF junior research fellowship and completed his MD in vascular biology at the Wales Heart Research Institute in Cardiff. He runs a cardiovascular risk factor and lipid clinic and the lipoprotein apheresis service in Wales. He is currently medical lead for the Welsh Familial Hypercholesterolaemia Service. He leads a weight management service and provides medical input to adults with eating disorders as well as contributing to general clinical services in our medical biochemistry laboratory. His research interests are in familial hypercholesterolaemia.
The online Preventative Cardiovascular Medicine MSc is approved by HEART UK and provides a progression route from the Postgraduate Diploma. Course Code: QMSP043