ECG Interpretation

ECG Interpretation Workshop

A case based workshop for learning to read ECGs


Learning to read and confidently interpret an ECG is a valuable skill for assessing and treating patients with a wide range of medical presentations including chest pain, syncope, stroke, shortness of breath and poisoning.

This clinically based workshop provides the opportunity to develop skills in examining ECGs and confidence in identifying abnormalities associated with cardiac or lung disease or associated with toxicological or biochemical disorders. The workshop introduces a systematic approach to examining a 12 lead ECG and relates the PQRST components of the ECG waveform to the physiological and electrical changes occurring in the heart. This provides a strong basis for the knowledge and skills required to recognise and interpret ECG abnormalities. The workshop uses an interactive approach to clinical education built around the use of ECG clinical case studies.

The workshop is suited to Medical officers (GPs, Training MOs, CMOs), Nurses, Paramedics and Students.

Topics covered in the program include:

  1. Systematic approach to ECG evaluation

  2. Ventricular Hypertrophy

  3. Conduction disorders: WPW, AV Block, Bundle Branch Block

  4. Myocardial Ischaemia: STEMI, NSTEMI

  5. Benign Early Repolarisation, Acute Pericarditis

  6. Cardiac Arrhythmias

Course Dates/Locations

Course Dates/Locations for 2018

  • Adelaide - March 21st: LearnEM Training Centre, 47 Manton Street, Hindmarsh SA 5007,

  • Melbourne - May 30th: Royal Melbourne Hospital, 300 Grattan St, Parkville VIC 3050

  • Brisbane - September 19th: QLD Govt Venue - 53 Albert St, Brisbane 4000, Training Room 1 and 2


The workshop is a joint initiative of LearnEM and Healthtimes

Register for the Melbourne Workshop: May 30 

Register for the Brisbane Workshop: September 19 

Facilitators : Dr Peter Stuart and Dr Jason Bament

Course Cost: $250 (inc GST)

Course Accreditation:

  • Australian College for Rural and Remote Medicine (40 Cat 1 points : Activity Number 121416)

  • Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (30 PRPD points)

This activity has NOT been approved for the Rural Procedural grant

Further information

Contact : Nikki Crichton, LearnEM Program Coordinator

Workshop Pre-learning

Instructions : Click the link below to access the Workshop Pre-learning. (Pre-learning can only be accessed by participants registered for the workshop).