Pioneering research and techniques in adult cardiology 

Course details


2.5 weeks


9 - 25 October 2017

Exams due to take place week commencing 26 February 2018


£1,950 (Unassessed)
£2,425 (Assessed)


Margaret Turner Warwick Education Centre 
Imperial College
Royal Brompton Campus
Dovehouse Street
London SW3 6LY

Step 1: Email us your qualifications and/or a short CV to
Step 2: Once approved we will send you the link for payment

This course introduces students to the aetiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis and management of heart failure over two and a half weeks. 

Up-to-date clinical trial data which has formed the basis of national and international cardiology society guidelines will be used as an important teaching tool, giving students the opportunity to critically evaluate the data through project work.

Students will explore the scientific basis of cardiac device indications, the clinical and scientific basis of surgical interventions, destination therapy, ventricular assist devices and transplantation to gain an advanced understanding of heart failure.

This short course is one of the core modules of the MSc Innovations in Cardiological Science.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course students will be able to:

  • Describe the aetiology and pathophysiology of heart failure, and relate this to its diagnosis and management;
  • Explain the natural history and clinical presentation of patients with heart failure;
  • Categorise the pharmacological basis of drugs used to treat heart failure;
  • Evaluate the theoretical basis for the use of device therapies for heart failure (cardiac resynchronisation therapy (CRT) and internal cardiac defibrillators (ICDs));
  • Critically appraise and compare the current heart failure guidelines from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), European Society of Cardiology (ESC) and American Heart Association (AHA)/American College of Cardiology (ACC). 


Students have the option of completing an assessment component and on successful completion will be provided with an official Imperial College London transcript of results. Under the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) each module is worth 7.5 credits. Details of the assessment and deadline for submission will be given during the course.

Please contact us for further information or visit the MSc Innovations in Cardiological Science webpages for full details of course content.

Target audience

This course is suitable for those who already hold a medicine degree and wish to develop a more comprehensive understanding of heart failure.

Entry requirements

We normally require a UK bachelor’s degree in medicine or equivalent, with at least two years post-graduate work experience in a clinical setting.

English requirements

All candidates must demonstrate a minimum level of English language proficiency for admission to the College.

For admission to this course, you must achieve the standard College requirement in the appropriate English language qualification. For details of the minimum grades required to achieve this requirement, please see the English language requirements for postgraduate applicants.

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How to register

Step 1: Send us your qualifications and/or a short CV to

Step 2: Once approved you will be sent a link for payment

Terms and conditions

Terms and conditions

Cancellations must be received in writing one calendar month before each course and will be subject to an administration charge of £50-£150 depending on the course. Cancellations received within a month of the course cannot be accepted and the attendee will be liable for the full course fee. Substitutions may be made at any time.
The organiser cannot accept liability for cost incurred in the event of a course having to be cancelled as a result of circumstances beyond its reasonable control.