ECG Analysis and Application (SNM2111/SNM3090)

Who is it for?

This unit is suitable for health care practitioners who need to develop a clear understanding of the ECG, its analysis and interpretation.

Overview of content:

  • The normal ECG
  • Abnormalities of rhythm and conduction
  • The ECG in CHD
  • The effects of drugs and electrolytes on the ECG
  • Non-cardiac effects on the ECG
  • Recording the ECG and cardiac monitoring

What is it about?

This unit will start by exploring the theoretical principles underpinning the electrocardiogram and go on to develop the skills to identify abnormalities of the 12 lead ECG. The focus will be on clinically important abnormalities including arrhythmias, and the ECG in Coronary Heart Disease. Criteria for the normal ECG will be considered and the application in a variety of settings explored.

How does it enhance practice?

Participants completing the course will be able to describe the normal ECG and be able to interpret the abnormal ECG and critically analyse its clinical significance.

Mode of Assessment:

MCQ and ECG analysis examination

Links to Professional/Academic Award:

BMedSci (Hons) Health and Social Care Studies (Acute, High Dependency and Critical Care)
Diploma in Acute and Critical Care


10 credits at level 5 and 6 (diploma/degree)

Course Structure:

1 x study day per week for 5 weeks plus Exam

Start Date: To be confirmed

Attendance Dates: To be confirmed

Application and Funding:

To apply for this course you need to complete an online application form and you can do this by selecting the "apply" link at the top right of this page. A fees and funding form will automatically be sent on submission of your application form. Details of funding options can be found on our Funding Page.

If successful in your application for the course you will receive a confirmation email with the exact details of the location of teaching, closer to the start date.

The School of Nursing and Midwifery is based at Barber House, Glossop Road, Sheffield; opposite the Royal Hallamshire Hospital however teaching may take place across the University site.

Programme Leader/Contact Name:

Mac Macintosh

Tel: 0114 222 2054 Email: