This unit is suitable for those who wish to gain knowledge and confidence in interpreting 12 lead ECGs and care for clients who require cardiac monitoring. It is suitable for any student entering a position in a hospital setting (nursing, cardiac scientist, anaesthetics, medical, paramedics, exercise physiologists, physiologists).
It is of high importance that students entering a clinical role in a hospital setting be required to expand their knowledge and skills in the area of ECG performance and analysis to assure quality health service to the public and private sector.
Early detection of both life threatening and abnormal arrhythmias through accurately performed and analysed ECGs, is vital for treating patients and reporting anomalies or emergencies in a timely manner. This will result in a more efficient and effective health service provided to the patient.
Courses are usually run Semester 1, Semester 2 and Summer Semester each year, depending on interest.
Any student who wishes to gain credit towards their degree must confirm this with their University academic advisor prior to enrolling in the course.
Tuesdays 5 – 8pm
22 February – 31 May