Coursework

Programme format

The course will consist of 4 lectures plus 2 hands-on sessions, delivered in a single day.

Lectures:

  • Cardiac anatomy and physiology
  • Principles of EP
  • Pacing protocols
  • Evaluation and treatment of arrhythmias in the EP lab

Hands-on sessions:

  • Cardiac anatomical dissection
  • EP catheters and sheaths
  • EP equipment hardware

Participants receive:

  • Detailed handouts of all course material
  • 12 month access to online education tools at www.cepia.com.au including all lectures in full colour, case studies and tutorials

Objectives

Attendees will be able to demonstrate:

  • Improved knowledge of cardiac anatomy and physiology
  • Solid understanding of the role of EPS in managing patients with bradyarrhythmias and tachyarrhythmias
  • Enhanced knowledge of patient and lab set up and equipment used
  • Familiarity of catheter access and approaches, basic catheter locations and electrogram interpretation
  • Understanding of pacing protocols used during EPS
  • Appreciation of common arrhythmia aetiology, mechanisms and diagnostic features
  • Comprehension of arrhythmia mapping and ablation techniques and endpoints