3 Lead ECG Interpretation Online Short Course

This exciting 3 lead ECG interpretation short course is 100% online and run by our team of approved and accredited health professionals from our Paramedicine and Emergency Management department.

Who can do this course

This short course is best suited to health professionals, such as:

  • Ambulance Officers
  • Paramedics
  • Nurses
  • Dentists
  • Defence Force medics
  • Doctors
  • Midwives
  • Physiotherapists
  • Health science students

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.

How long is the course

The course should take you approximately 4 weeks to complete, but we offer you the flexibility to take up to 6 months to complete it.

Short Course Overview

The course includes 8 video presentations of no more than 20 minutes each, that provide you guidance and help you remain engaged (These videos cover the material usually taught in a 4 day classroom setting). The presentation can be paused and restarted at any point to allow you to move through the material at your own pace.

  1. 3 Lead ECG Acquisition
    Identify components of the ECG.

  2. The 5 step method of 3 Lead ECG Interpretation
    Universal rules to guide rhythm analysis.

  3. The Sinus Rhythms
    Normal Sinus Rhythm, Sinus Tachycardia, and Sinus Bradycardia and Sinus Arrhythmia.

  4. The Atrial Rhythms
    Wandering Pacemaker, Atrial Tachycardia, Atrial Fibrillation and Atrial Flutter.

  5. The Junctional Rhythms
    Junctional Escape Rhythm, Accelerated Junctional Rhythm and Junctional Tachycardia.

  6. The Heart Blocks
    First Degree, Second Degree Type I and II and Third Degree Heart Block.

  7. The Ventricular Rhythms
    Ventricular Tachycardia, Ventricular Fibrillation and Idioventricular Rhythm.

  8. Review and Practice
    Review of key concepts with practice to reinforce understanding. 

Multi choice quizzes and worksheets help you quantify learning and encourage progression through the course.

A course completion certificate is provided.

This course is a good grounding for many resuscitation programmes and contains the essential background information needed to progress to 12 Lead ECG interpretation.

Enrolment Information

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

Cost: $75

Contact Information

Department of Paramedicine and Emergency Management
Phone: 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: studentcentre@aut.ac.nz

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Last updated: 21-Feb-2017 1.44pm

The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.