Heart failure learning module 1: background, epidemiology, aetiology and pathophysiology

Released 24 May 2024     Expires: 24 May 2026      Programme: Heart failure 1.5 CPD/CME credits

Sponsorship Statement: Novartis Pharmaceuticals UK Ltd has provided OmniaMed Communications Ltd with an arm’s length sponsorship towards the update of the BJC e-learning programme for heart failure.

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
3rd revision released: 24 May 2024
Module revised in 2017, 2020 and 2024 by Dr Joe Cuthbert, (Honorary Consultant Cardiologist, Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust; Senior Lecturer in Cardiology, Hull York Medical School) in association with Professor Andrew Clark (Chair in Clinical Cardiology, Hull York Medical School)

Learning objectives

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

  • The epidemiology of heart failure
  • The burden of heart failure including its cost and findings from the National Heart Failure Audit
  • The aetiology, precipitants and comorbidities of heart failure
  • The various classifications of heart failure
  • The syndromes and pathophysiology of heart failure

Faculty

Dr Joe Cuthbert, Honorary Consultant Cardiologist, Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust; Senior Lecturer in Cardiology, Hull York Medical School.
In association with Professor Andrew Clark, Chair in Clinical Cardiology, Hull York Medical School

Original faculty

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

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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