Demystifying ECGs | Centre for Veterinary Education

Demystifying ECGs

Demystifying ECGs

Arrhythmias can produce a broad range of symptoms, from the barely perceptible to cardiovascular collapse.

In the diagnostic work-up of arrhythmias, electrocardiography is the key element.

If you’re like most vets, reading ECGs is probably a little bit of a nightmare! This course will help you develop a step by step guide to the interpretation of ECGs, starting with grasping the concepts of electrocardiography, and the normal ECG. Using case-based material, we will cover the most common ECG abnormalities in dogs and cats and review basic treatment strategies to help you provide better diagnostic and treatment options for your patients and clients.

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, you will:

  • Confidently read an ECG and interpret it

  • Identify the most common ECG abnormalities seen in dogs and cats

  • Understand the key treatment strategies for canine and feline arrhythmias.

Modules

  1. The normal ECG

  2. Canine arrhythmias

  3. Feline arrhythmias

  4. Antiarrhythmic therapy

Course Delivery

This course includes:

  • Written notes,  photographs, videos, case studies and journal articles

  • Self-assessed multiple choice quizzes to test your knowledge and understanding

  • A discussion forum for conversation, debate and information exchange with your peers and tutors

  • An electronic certificate available for download upon successful completion of the course

The estimated time to complete this course is 10 hours and it will be open for 4 weeks.

TimeOnline

Monday 12 November - Sunday 9 December 2018
Delivered Online
YES
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Speaker/s

DVM PhD Dipl. ECVIM-CA (Cardiology)

Niek Beijerink graduated with a veterinary degree from Utrecht University in The Netherlands. He completed a PhD (canine endocrinology and reproduction) in 2007 and then a residency in Small Animal Cardiology in 2010. He is a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Cardiology). In 2011 Niek commenced working as a Specialist in Small Animal Cardiology at Sydney University and is responsible for the clinical service and teaching in this area. Some of his active research interests are heart failure therapy, cardiac CT imaging, and stem cell therapy for heart disease. Niek is the tutor in the CVE Cardiorespiratory Medicine Distance Education course.


Course Fees

Member TypeTimeOnline
Member*$462
Recent Grad / Part-time Member$289
Student Member$145
Non-member / eMember$578
*Members include: Practice, Professional and Academic members

You may be eligible for a 10% discount off your registration. Please read the full Terms & Conditions to see if you are eligible. Discounts can’t be processed online so please contact the CVE on +61 2 9351 7979 or cve.enquiries@sydney.edu.au to register.

Further details

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