This is the first course and it will introduce you to key concepts of electrocardiology. This course is developed by experts in the field of cardiology and cardiovascular research. The course is for all healthcare professionals who need to interpret electrocardiograms (ECG). No prior knowledge of the topic is required.
Target audience and required prior knowledge
Doctors, nurses, paramedics, assistant nurses, students and other professionals can take this course to learn key concepts in electrocardiology (cardiac physiology and anatomy). No prior knowledge is required. The course is comprehensive, yet easy and will guide the participant through all clinically relevant topics. The course material includes video lectures, a complete e-book, clinical cases and tests.
Aim of the course
Topics covered in this course:
- Basic cardiac anatomy.
- Cardiac cell types; cell architecture (the myocardial syncytium).
- Characteristics of contractile cells and conduction cells.
- The cardiac action potential: depolarization and repolarization.
- Cardiac automaticity (intrinsic pacemakers).
- The conduction system: sinoatrial (SA) node, internodal pathways, atrioventricular (AV) node, bundle of His, bundle branches and Purkinje fibers.
- Basic hemodynamics.
Course examination: ECG quiz
The course includes a test (ECG quiz) which can be used to practice clinical ECG interpretation.