Health CPD modules at University of Brighton


Heart Failure

This module is for nurses, paramedics and allied healthcare professionals working in acute and primary care settings caring for patients with heart failure

Module Information

Module Code

NH6110 (level 6) and NAM110 (level 7)


Pathophysiology of heart failure, physiological responses · Acute and chronic heart failure: systolic heart failure with reduced ejection fraction, diastolic heart failure with preserved ejection fraction · Clinical assessment, differential diagnoses, symptom management and co-morbidities · Evidence-based management: pharmacological, devices and other non-pharmacological interventions· Role of national/international guidelines · Patient education and self-care monitoring · Supporting the patient and family with end-of-life planning and care

Entry Requirements 

Applicants should be working in the UK as a healthcare professional for a minimum of 2 days per week, working in a clinical area with support available from a designated mentor. Applicants at level 7 would normally possess a bachelor degree or equivalent or have evidence of the ability to study at postgraduate level


3000 word Case Study Essay

Completion of 6 Skills in Practice

Module Leader 


Module Dates

2024-25 Semester 2, Falmer Brighton campus (Dates subject to change)

May 8, 15, 22

June 5, 12, 19, 26

July 3

Assessment submission date: tbc


If you are choosing this module as part of a postgraduate or community course, please contact for specific information on the fee for this module

If you are taking this as a single module or part of the BSc / Grad Cert/ PG Cert Clinical Practice or BSc (Hons) Professional Practice course, the module fee is:

2024-25 £1170

Further Information 

Please contact for further information about the module

This module can be taken as a part of a course, including:

BSc (Hons) Clinical Practice (Cardiac Care) and (Acute Care) 

Graduate Certificate Clinical Practice (Cardiac Care) and (Acute Care) 

Postgraduate Certificate Clinical Practice (Cardiac Care) and (Acute Care)

MSc Health / MSc Health and Education / MSc Health and Management

MSc Advanced Clinical Practice


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