Discover state-of-the-art techniques in cardiac electrophysiology

Course details


2.5 weeks

13 - 29 November 2017

Exams due to take place week commencing 26 February 2018


£1,950 (Unassessed)
£2,425 (Assessed)


Margaret Turner Warwick Education Centre 
Imperial College
Royal Brompton Campus
Dovehouse Street
London SW3 6LY

Step 1: Email us your qualifications and/or a short CV to
Step 2: Once approved we will send you the link for payment

This course provides students with a thorough grounding in cardiac electrophysiology, starting with the essential science of cellular electrophysiology and the anatomy of the cardiac electrical conduction system.  

Core electrophysiological principles will be investigated and reinforced with lectures on the developmental and electrical pathway anatomy of the heart. Through the course students will gain a thorough grounding in science of cardiac electrophysiology and will learn how to apply core principles to the management of heart rhythm. 

All students will receive small group and discussion teaching; including the genetics and natural history of arrhythmias and how these affect the likely prognosis. Discussion groups will be used to explore how arrhythmias present, their aetiology, and management. The scientific basis of arrhythmogenesis and the normal electrophysiology of the heart will also be learnt.  

In addition, students will have the opportunity to observe procedures in the electrophysiology laboratory with the latest magnetic navigation technology, and have a practical session in the electrophysiology laboratory simulator. 

This short course is one of the core modules of the MSc Innovations in Clinical Cardiology.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this module the students will be able to:

  • Explain the genetics, pathogenesis, natural history of arrhythmias and apply this knowledge to estimate the likely prognosis of specific arrhythmias;
  • Summarise the normal electrophysiology of the heart, compare this with the presentation of arrhythmias and explain their investigation using electrophysiological techniques;
  • Identify the indications for temporary and permanent pacemakers;
  • Interpret the output on a 12 lead ECG in order to identify specific cardiac arrhythmias.


Students have the option of completing an assessment component and on successful completion will be provided with an official Imperial College London transcript of results. Under the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) each module is worth 7.5 credits. Details of the assessment and deadline for submission will be given during the course.

Please contact us for further information or visit the MSc Innovations in Clinical Cardiology webpages for full details of course content.

Target audience

This course is suitable for those who already hold a medicine degree and wish to a develop more comprehensive understanding of electrophysiology.

Entry requirements

We normally require a UK bachelor’s degree in medicine or equivalent, with at least two years post-graduate work experience in a clinical setting.

English requirements

All candidates must demonstrate a minimum level of English language proficiency for admission to the College.

For admission to this course, you must achieve the standard College requirement in the appropriate English language qualification. For details of the minimum grades required to achieve this requirement, please see the English language requirements for postgraduate applicants.

Course organiser

Dr Sabine Ernst

Previous key speakers

How to register

Step 1: Send us your qualifications and/or a short CV to

Step 2: Once approved you will be sent a link for payment

Terms and conditions

Terms and conditions

Cancellations must be received in writing one calendar month before each course and will be subject to an administration charge of £50-£150 depending on the course. Cancellations received within a month of the course cannot be accepted and the attendee will be liable for the full course fee. Substitutions may be made at any time.
The organiser cannot accept liability for cost incurred in the event of a course having to be cancelled as a result of circumstances beyond its reasonable control.