Prehospital Cardiology Online Short Course

This new and exciting short course is 100% online and run by a team of approved and accredited health professionals from our Department of Paramedicine.

Who can do this course

This short course is best suited to health professionals, such as:
  • Ambulance Officers
  • Paramedics
  • Intensive Care paramedics
  • Defence Force medics
  • Nurses
  • Dentists
  • Medical students
  • Doctors
  • Midwives

Why is this course recommended for me

It has been designed with working health professionals in mind, so it has flexible learning options with the entire course offered online. This course is designed for those new to ECG interpretation but also serves as a great refresher and extends into all aspects of cardiology.

How long is the course

The course should take you approximately 16 weeks to complete, but we offer you the flexibility to take up to 6 months.

Short Course Overview

This course includes more than 20 multimedia presentations of up to 40 minutes each.  Online worksheets and multi-choice quizzes provide formative assessment and will help embed your learning.
  1. Cardiovascular anatomy and physiology.
    A three part revision of anatomy and physiology, cardiac muscle and cardiac haemodynamics.
  2. 3 Lead ECG Interpretation module
    An 8 part module covering wave formation, rhythm recognition and the 5-step method of 3 lead ECG interpretation.
  3. 12 lead ECG Interpretation module
    An 8 part module covering the history, layout and advantages of the 12 lead ECG and a 6 step method of interpretation that includes recognition of bundle branch blocks, hypertrophy, cardiac axis and ischaemia, injury and infarct.
  4. Acute Coronary Syndrome, STEMIs and STEMI mimics
    A 3-part, in-depth covering of these topics to increase your 12 lead ECG interpretation skills.
  5. Dysrhythmias
    This module looks at the pathology, consequences and long and short-term management of common brady and tachy dysrhythmias.
  6. Cardiac Conditions
    An introduction to congenital abnormalities, heart failure, electrolyte imbalances and digoxin toxicity are included in this module.  We also include a comprehensive course to help you learn heart sounds and recognise murmurs.

Enrolment Information

Dates: Classes start every fortnight with up to 6 months to complete at your own pace.
Cost: $250

Contact Information

Indrani Govindsamy, Department of Paramedicine 09 921 9999 ext. 7811
Email: indrani.govindsamy@aut.ac.nz
For general course or enrolment information contact:
Student Information Centre
Phone: 0800 AUTUNI (0800 288 864)
Email: courseinfo@aut.ac.nz

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Last updated: 21-Feb-2017 3.27pm

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