Management of Heart Failure in Primary care

Course Type
Postgraduate, Continuing professional development, Module

Accredited course fees: £500 (10 credits) or £600 (20 credits).

Course is available as individual CPD days at a cost of £150 per day.

Module Overview

This 3 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 

Module Attendance Required

3 day block of training

Module Dates
22-24 January 2018

Method of teaching

Combination of lectures, workshops and seminar tutorials as well as self-directed learning. The formal taught component will be delivered over 3 full days.


10 credit

MCQ Exam   30%
Clinical Protocol     70%

20 credit

MCQ Exam   30%
Evidence Based Case Study     70%
Clinical Assessment within practice PASS/FAIL

Academics involved in the delivery of this module

Dr Deborah McCahon

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,


Accredited course fees: £500 (10 credits) or £600 (20 credits).

Course is available as individual CPD days at a cost of £150 per day.

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.

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Towards MSc/PGDip/PGCert

This is an optional module for students undertaking the Clinical Primary and Community Care  MSc/PGDip/PGCert programmes which can also be taken as a standalone course if required. 

Our Standard Requirements

International Requirements