Atrial Fibrillation - Detection and Treatment

Course Overview

This two day CPD accredited course aims to provide theoretical and practical knowledge of the condition of Atrial Fibrillation and an update of the management.

Programme to include; Anatomy & electrophysiology of the normal heart; the epidemiology of Atrial Fibrillation, diagnosing AF, reading ECG workshop, AF in sports people; medical treatment of atrial fibrillation, rhythm & rate control, cardioversion and surgical treatment of atrial fibrillation; AF & stroke prevention and new therapies.

Learning outcomes

  • Understanding the theory underpinning the disease of Atrial Fibrillation
  • Understanding diagnostic and assessment criteria for Atrial Fibrillation, an ability in performing a good ECG and interpreting a normal ECG as well as irregular rhythms e.g. AF
  • Applying concepts appropriately in dealing with current evidence for treatment of AF
  • Understanding the management of Atrial Fibrillation, when referral is appropriate, the roles of the multi professional team in managing AF safely and national guidelines, quality and outcome framework aimed at stroke prevention

Credits

CPD accredited

Dates

19 – 20 April 2012

Academics involved in the delivery of this module

Professor David Fitzmaurice – GP & Professor of Primary Care

Dr Chris Arden – GPSI Cardiology, Southampton

Dr Andreas Wolff – GP Principal & GPSI Cardiology, Westcliffe Cardiology Service

Stand Alone Course

To apply, please contact Tamara Ball, 0121 414 3281, t.c.ball@bham.ac.uk

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Fee

£150

Course fact file

Type of Course: Module, continuing professional development

Start date: April 2012