Atrial Fibrillation Management and Stroke Prevention

Course summary

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 Objectives

  • 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

Entry Requirements

Health Care Professional with first degree or equivalent.

Course Details

6-8 March 2017
Further dates to be confirmed.

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
Register for this course online with a credit/debit card
For more information please contact Amy Partleton
Tel: 0121 414 2677