Cardiac Arrhythmias: Interpretation and Management


Cardiac Arrhythmias: Interpretation and Management

Successful completion of this module will enable the practitioner to effectively use cardiac monitoring to facilitate clinical assessment and deliver evidence-based care for adults with cardiac arrhythmias.

Learning outcomes:

  1. Systematically analyse cardiac rhythms to accurately identify sinus rhythm and a range of arrhythmias, demonstrating awareness of potential causes for individual patients
  2. Apply knowledge of cardiac anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology to inform an accurate understanding of the potential complications arising from cardiac arrhythmias
  3. Formulate and prioritise effective care to ensure safety of patients experiencing cardiac arrhythmias and anticipate evidence-based pharmacological or invasive management.
  4. Critically reflect upon the psychosocial issues and ethico-legal considerations for patients living with cardiac arrhythmias.

Who is the module for? This module is suitable for healthcare practitioners working with adult patients in a range of acute clinical settings including cardiology, cardiac surgery, acute medicine, pre-hospital and emergency care.

Module code: HP6073

Programme entry requirements: Students should be healthcare practitioners who regularly work with patients undergoing cardiac monitoring

Number of credits and level of study: 15 credits at level 6. The course is also offered as a postgraduate (level 7) award.

Assessment: TBC

Location: St George’s, University of London

Pattern of Delivery: 10 teaching half-days

Module dates:*

  • 28 September, 5, 12, 19, 26 October, 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 November 2017, Exam 4 January 2018

*Dates may change

Fee: £800

Module leader: Emma Menzies-Gow

Programme: This module is part of the Healthcare Practice DipHE/BSc(Hons)/GradCert


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