ECG Interpretation


For Batch of 10 only.

ECG Interpretation will appeal to healthcare professionals who are involved in recording and interpreting ECG’s.

It is suitable for all grades of staff as it begins with a basic overview and builds up to an advanced level. There are no pre course requirements for this course.

Please note: Competency is achieved in the workplace following the training using a competency framework. Each procedure needs to be signed off by a qualified, senior member of staff as part of their personal development plan or supervision.



Course Summary

The syllabus covers such topics as:

  • Review of cardiac anatomy, coronary circulation and electrical system
  • Practicalities of ECG rhythm monitoring
  • The basic components of a systolic beat—P,Q,R,S,T
  • Lead placements—3 and 12 leads
  • Ectopics, escape beats and fusion beats
  • Re-entry systems
  • Atrial arrhythmias—SVT, atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter
  • Heart blocks
  • Cardiac arrest rhythms
  • Ventricular arrhythmias
  • Cardiac axis
  • ECG in acute coronary syndrome—ST depression and ST elevation