This course will provide theoretical and practical knowledge of the condition of Atrial Fibrillation. Diagnosis will be examined, treatment (both medical and surgical) explained and evidence based management to include anticoagulation for stroke prevention.
Demonstrate an understanding of the theory underpinning the disease of Atrial Fibrillation, the epidemiology, aetiology and pathophysiology
Demonstrate an understanding of diagnostic and assessment criteria for Atrial Fibrillation
Perform an accurate ECG and interpret normal and irregular rhythms
Apply concepts appropriately in dealing with the current evidence for the treatment of Atrial Fibrillation, rhythm and rate control
Demonstrate an understanding of the management of Atrial Fibrillation, when referral is appropriate, the national guidelines, as well as quality and outcome framework aimed at stroke prevention including anticoagulation
Programme to include:
Day one – Background and diagnosis of Atrial Fibrillation
Day two– Management of Atrial Fibrillation
Day three – Anticoagulation Management
Professor David Fitzmaurice– GP & Clinical Lead of Primary Care, UoB
Dr Deirdre Lane – Senior lecturer in Cardiovascular Health & Module Lead, UoB
Dr Clare Taylor– GP & NIHR Doctoral Research Fellow, UoB
Health Care Professional with first degree or equivalent.
Primary Care Clinical Sciences, University of Birmingham
Is this course accredited?
10 / 20 MSc credits awarded for completion of assessment.
This 3 day course is CPD accredited.
£500 (£200 bench applies - please enquire for details)
How to apply
For more information please contact Amy Partleton
Tel: 0121 414 2677