Management of Heart Failure in primary care

Medical and Dental Sciences
Monday 26th (09:00) - Thursday 29th January 2015 (17:00)
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Course Summary

The course will provide you with skills and academic requirements for specialist clinical practice within the community. It uniquely combines academic and clinical aspects of community and primary care with practical sessions and summative assessment in practice by trained clinical assessors.

Learning outcomes

  • Demonstrate ability to deal with complex issues underpinning heart failure management in primary care
  • Evaluate critically the prevention of long term complications according to current guidelines
  • Understand the roles of the multidisciplinary team in heart failure to improve health outcomes
  • Understand the requirements of clinical governance for heart failure management

The programme includes; anatomy, physiology and function of the heart, echocardiogram, epidemiology and definition of heart failure, investigations, treatment, lifestyle, managing related clinical events, palliative care and the role of the specialist heart failure practitioner.


Professor David Fitzmaurice – GP & Clinical Lead of Primary Care, UoB
Dr Ellen Murray – Senior Lecturer in Primary Care, UoB
Dr Clare Taylor – GP & NIHR In-Practice Research Fellow, UoB

Who is the course for?

This course is suitable for GP’s, nurses and other health care professionals aiming to acquire specialised skills and qualifications in heart failure management with primary and community care.

Entry Requirements

Health Care Professional with first degree or equivalent

Course details

Four days

Institute of Occupational & Environmental (IOEM) 
University of Birmingham

Is this course accredited? 
10 / 20 MSc credits awarded for completion of assessment.
This 4 day course is CPD accredited.

£500 (£200 bench applies - please enquire for details) 

How to apply 
For more information please contact Amy Partleton
Tel: 0121 414 2677