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Fundamentals of ECG Interpretation and Management

This is a 6 weeks comprehensive ECG interpretation and arrhythmia management short course designed for clinicians (medical and nursing) who require knowledge and skills to interpret a normal 12-lead electrocardiogram, to recognise deviations from normal and to implement appropriate management.
The program will be delivered over 6 weeks of 2.5hrs session (90mins lecture and 60mins face-face tutorial).

Intended Learning Outcomes

  • Apply an understanding of normal cardiac function and electrophysiology to a cardiac assessment
  • Apply basic principles of cardiac rhythm analysis to a rhythm strip and correctly identify normal and abnormal cardiac rhythms
  • Demonstrate knowledge application of interpreting abnormalities in a 12-lead ECG
  • Be able to recognise life-threatening arrhythmias and acute ECG changes and initiate timely management actions
  • Describe the causes, significance, treatment, and management in the different types of heart blocks and arrhythmias
  • Analyse modalities of treatment for arrhythmias: non-pharmacological and pharmacological


Medical and Nursing 


Course Dates in year 2019

1st Intake: 6th February to 13th March 2019 (every Wednesday), 10am to 1230pm

2nd Intake: 1st May to 5th June 2019 (every Wednesday), 10am to 1230pm

3rd intake: 4th September to 9th October 2019 (every Wednesday), 10am to 1230pm




The Royal Melbourne Hospital Clinical Simulation Centre
Ground Floor West, 300 Grattan Street, Parkville, VIC 3050

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