ECGs for beginners

The aim of the beginner’s online course is to provide the skills to be able to methodically interpret a basic 12-lead electrocardiogram (ECG).

The course will be delivered in a 90 minute interactive lecture followed by a question and answer session. Two hours of self-directed learning will be required to complete the course.

The course will cover:

  • How to perform a 12-lead ECG including troubleshooting common problem and how to remove artefact.

  • Understand what the P,QRS,ST and T waves seen on a standard ECG mean and their importance.

  • How to calculate heart rate and normal cardiac intervals seen on the ECG.

  • How to spot and differentiate between left and right bundle branch blocks.

  • To understand what is sinus rhythm and how this is different compared to other common rhythms seen in clinical practice such as sinus arrhythmia, atrial flutter, atrial tachycardia and atrial fibrillation.

Course Fees: £30