ECG Interpretation

ECG Interpretation: Core Skills and Advanced ECG

A case based workshop for Medical officers, Nurses, Paramedics and Students


About the Course

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. The workshop builds confidence to identify the ECG features of cardiac and lung disease, toxicological and biochemical disorders and the diagnosis and management of arrhythmias. 

The course is delivered over two days and you may attend Day 1 or Day 2 or both days - your choice !

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

Day One: Core ECG Skills

Day One includes the following topic areas

  • Basic ECG physiology

  • Structured approach to ECG interpretation

  • Introduction to Conduction disorders : AV Block, Bundle Branch Block, Wolf Parkinson White

  • Introduction to Myocardial Ischaemia: ECG changes of ST Elevated Myocardial Infarction

  • Recognising basic rhythm disturbances: Atrial fibrillation, Supraventroicyuklar Tachycardia, Ventricular Tachycardia. 

Day one is recommended for those new or inexperienced in ECG interpretation or wanting to review Core ECG skills.

Day Two: Advanced ECG Interpretation

Day Two includes the following topic areas

  • Mycocardial Ischaemia: Posterior STEMI, Right Ventricular STEMI, Non-STEMI, new patterns of ischaemia (Wellen, de Winter, LMCA and Proximal LAD stenosis

  • Acute Pericarditis, Benign Early Repolarisation

  • Advanced conduction abnormalities (Bifasicular block, Brugada)

  • Biochemical and toxicological disorders

  • Complex arrhythmias.   

Day two assumes basic ECG knowledge of Bundle branch block, STEMI and common arrhythmias (AF, SVT and VT).

Course Dates for 2024

  • Barossa: Thursday 1 & Friday 2 August (Location: The Vine Inn, Nuriootpa)

  • Port Lincoln: Thursday 12 & Friday 13 September (Location: Racing Club Function Centre, Port Lincoln)


Attending both days: $385 (inc GST)

Register to attend both days: ECG Interpretation

Day 1 (Core ECG Skills): $225 (inc GST)

Register for Day 1: Core ECG Skills

Day 2 (Advanced ECG): $225 (inc GST)

Register for Day 2: Advanced ECG

Student discount available: Contact LearnEM

Course Accreditation

Core Skills in ECG Interpretation: 

  • Australian College for Rural and Remote Medicine (5 Educational Activity and 4 Performance Review PDP Hours)

  • Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (Activity no: 864936: tobe confrimed for the 2023-2025 triennium)

Advanced SKills in ECG Interpretation: Pending for the 2023 - 2025 triennium

Workshop Terms and Conditions

Please click here to see the LearnEM refund and ticket transfer terms and conditions.

Further information

Contact : Nikki Murray, LearnEM Program Manager

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).