Heart failure module 1: background, epidemiology and pathophysiology

Released1 November 2017     Expires: 01 November 2019      Programme: Heart failure 1.5 CPD/CME credit

Sponsorship Statement: Vifor Pharma UK has provided an unrestricted grant to fund this activity and has not had any input into any aspect of this learning resource. The original module was supported by an educational grant from Pfizer UK and Servier Laboratories Ltd.

Designed to give healthcare professionals an understanding of the epidemiology and pathophysiology of heart failure (HF). It is one of several modules in our heart failure programme.

Module first published: 23 September 2014
Revised module released: 01 November 2017

Learning objectives

Upon completing this module, participants should be better able to understand:

  • The different definitions and types of heart failure
  • The epidemiology of heart failure
  • The cost implications of heart failure
  • The pathophysiology of heart failure

Faculty

Professor Andrew Clark, Chair in Clinical Cardiology, Hull York Medical School
Dr Henry Savage, Specialist Registrar in Cardiology, Royal Brompton Hospital, London

Module revised by Dr Joe Cuthbert, Clinical Research Fellow, Hull York Medical School, in collaboration with Andrew Clark

Accreditation

1.5 CPD/CME credit, 1.5 hours
BJC Learning has assigned one and a half hours of CPD/CME credit to this module

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