Chronic Heart Failure (SNM2108/SNM3087)

This page has details of this module at diploma/undergraduate degree level, if you wish to study this topic at masters level please see Managing Heart Failure as a Long-Term Health Condition (SNM611)

Who is it for?

This unit is suitable for health care professionals who need knowledge, understanding and clinical skills in care and management of those with heart failure.

Overview of content:

  • Physiology and pathophysiology in cardiac failure
  • Epidemiology
  • Presentation and investigations
  • Pharmacological management
  • Non-pharmacological management
  • Organisation of care
  • End of life care

What is it about?

Facilitated by lecturers and clinical experts, this module is about ensuring that health care professionals are equipped with the skills, knowledge and confidence to undertake effective care and management of those with heart failure.

How does it enhance practice?

The unit is tailored to meet the needs of clinicians working in practice and stresses the importance of following recommended policies and best practice in the control, treatment and management of heart failure in those people under their care.

Mode of Assessment:

Clinical case study that uses evidence to explore the principles and practice of supporting the person with chronic heart failure and their family

Links to Professional/Academic Award:

BMedSci (Hons) Health and Social Care Studies (Acute, High Dependency and Critical Care)
Diploma in Acute and Critical Care


10 credits at level 5 and 6 (diploma/degree)

Course Structure:

1 x study day every other week for 10 weeks (5 in total)

Upcoming Start Date:

Start Date: 8 January 2019

Attendance Dates: 08.01.19, 22.01.19, 05.02.19, 19.02.19, 05.03.19

Application and Funding:

To apply for this course you need to complete an online application form and you can do this by selecting the "apply" link at the top right of this page. A fees and funding form will automatically be sent on submission of your application form. Details of funding options can be found on our Funding Page.

If successful in your application for the course you will receive a confirmation email with the exact details of the location of teaching, closer to the start date.

The School of Nursing and Midwifery is based at Barber House, Glossop Road, Sheffield; opposite the Royal Hallamshire Hospital however teaching may take place across the University site. Please see a map below of the Central Campus.


Programme Leader/Contact Name:

Mac Macintosh

Tel: 0114 222 2054 Email: