Atrial Fibrillation Management and Stroke Prevention

Module Overview

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.

Learning Outcomes

  • 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


10/20 credits

The 10 credit module does not involve any clinical practice and is therefore available to international students unable to practice within the UK



Stand alone module

This module can also be taken as a stand-alone course if required. To apply, please contact Amy Partleton, Programme Administrator, 0121 414 2677,

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Entry Requirements

A relevant first degree or an equivalent professional qualification.

Course Details

6-8 March 2017
3 day block of training


Accredited course fee: £500 (10 credits) or £600 (20 credits).

Course is available as individual CPD days at a cost of £150 per day.

For information on fees please contact the Programme Administrator.

This module can be taken without the assessment if required (but no credits will be awarded).

How to apply

Amy Partleton, Programme Administrator
Telephone: +(44) 0121 414 2677