Heart failure module 1: background, epidemiology and pathophysiology

Released7 May 2020     Expires: 07 May 2022      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.

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
2nd revision released: 07 May 2020

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 burden of heart failure including its cost and findings from the National Heart Failure Audit
  • The pathophysiology of heart failure
  • Complications and comorbidities of heart failure


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

Module revised in 2017 and 2020 by Dr Joe Cuthbert, Clinical Research Fellow, Hull York Medical School, in association with Professor Andrew Clark


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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