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Heart Failure course (Online)

A carefully designed programme of presentations and guided activities will enhance your learning experience supported with opportunities to assess your progress with the use of the ‘knowledge check’ activities at the end of each section. The course has been developed by an experienced heart failure clinician dedicated to improving patient care through research and education.

By participating in this course, you will enhance your knowledge and skills in heart failure management and strengthen the evidence based care you provide to this patient group

Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of this course it is expected that the learner will be able to:
  • Recognise the impact of CHF on the individual and society
  • Understand the diagnostic pathway in CHF and its impact on patient care Identify the main therapeutic options in managing CHF including key indications and contraindications to therapy
  •  Identify the key aspects to a heart failure patient review
  • Understand the role of palliative care in the management of CHF

Outline content

  •  Definitions of heart failure
  • Pathophysiology of heart failure
  • Signs and symptoms of heart failure
  • Diagnosing heart failure: clinical examinations and tests
  • Pharmacological treatment of heart failure Part 1: First line therapy
  • Pharmacological treatment of heart failure Part 2: Second line therapy
  •  Device therapies
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation and self-care
  • Reviewing a heart failure patient

The role of palliative care in heart failure Blended learning sections include video presentations, guided learning activities, regular formative knowledge checks and a final summative assessment.

Course duration - 2 months


Heart Failure Foundation Course

"The course has been developed by an experienced heart failure clinician dedicated to improving patient care through research and education. By participating in this course, you will enhance your knowledge and skills in heart failure management and strengthen the evidence-based care you provide to this patient group".

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