Management of Heart Failure in Primary care

Module Overview

This 4 day course is suitable for GP’s, nurses and other health care professionals aiming to acquire specialised skills and qualifications in heart failure management within primary and community care.  It aims to provide you with skills and academic requirements for specialist clinical practice within the community, uniquely combining academic and clinical aspects of community and primary care with practical sessions and summative assessment in practice by trained clinical assessors.

Programme to include; 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.

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 care to improve health outcomes
  • Understand the requirements of clinical governance for heart failure management


10/20 credits

The 10 credit module does not involve any clinical practice and is therefore available to international students unable to practice within the UK.

Module Attendance Required

4 day block of teaching.

Module Dates

25th-28th January 2016


MCQ exam, case study, practical assessment, clinical assessment in practice.

Academics involved in the delivery of this module

Dr Ellen Murray, Senior Lecturer, Dept of Primary Care and General Practice.

Dr Clare Taylor, Academic GP & Clinical Research Fellow, Dept of Primary Care and General Practice

Stand Alone Course

This module can also be taken as a stand alone course if required. To apply, please contact Amy Partleton, Programme Administrator, 0121 414 2677,  


£500 (£200 bench fee aplies; please enquire for further details)

For information on fees please contact the Programme Administrator.

This module can be taken without the assessment if required (but no credits will be awarded).

Entry requirements if taken as a stand alone course

A relevant first degree or an equivalent professional qualification.