Coursework

Virtual programme format

The course is a blend of on-demand content with scheduled live-streamed workshops delivered 100% online.  This means you’ll be able to view the lectures, case studies and hands-on demonstrations as many times as you like, whenever you like to reinforce your learnings.

The course is made up of a variety of content delivery styles – lectures, case studies, hands-on demonstrations and live-streamed workshops – to give you the depth and breadth of knowledge and skills to set you up for success.   This content includes:

Lectures:

  • Cardiac anatomy and physiology
  • Principles of EP
  • Pacing protocols
  • Evaluation and treatment AV Node Reentry Tachycardia (AVNRT)
  • Evaluation and treatment of AV Reentry Tachycardia (AVRT)
  • Evaluation and treatment of Atrial Tachycardia (AT)
  • Evaluation and treatment of Atrial Flutter (AFL)
  • Evaluation and treatment of Atrial Fibrillation (AF)
  • Evaluation and treatment of Ventricular Tachycardia (VT)

Case studies & tutorials:

  • Atrial Flutter (AFL)
  • Concealed bypass tract (AVRT)
  • Pre-excitation syndrome (WPW)
  • AV Node Reentry Tachycardia (AVNRT)
  • RV Outflow Tract VT (RVOT VT)
  • Brugada Syndrome
  • Ventricular Tachycardia
  • Syncope
  • X-ray orientation and catheter identification

Hands-on demonstrations:

  • Cardiac anatomical dissection
  • How to load and prime an EP catheter irrigation pump
  • EP catheter connector cables
  • EP catheters
  • EP catheter short sheaths
  • EP catheter long sheaths

Live-streamed workshops:

  • Participants will also have full access to monthly 60-90 minute scheduled live-streamed workshop sessions
  • The sessions will deliver case studies, tutorials or general Q & A
  • Participants will have the ability for live interaction and discussions
  • The sessions will be scheduled at various days and times to allow participants many options to attend 
  • The sessions are invaluable in allowing interaction with peers and to clarify unfamiliar or complex concepts

Participants receive:

  • Upon enrolment participants will have uninterrupted 12 month access to all online education tools at www.cepia.com.au including all lectures in full colour with audio, case studies, tutorials and live-streamed workshops

Objectives

Participants 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