£495 – £545

SCST Diploma in ECG Interpretation - Virtual Course - Nov 2021

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NEW! Virtual Classroom. This is the professionally recognised course for all those who are reporting on both 12 lead and ambulatory ECGs.

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This is the professionally recognised course for all those who are reporting on both 12 lead and ambulatory ECGs.

This intensive course is designed as preparation for those planning to sit the Diploma in ECG Interpretation examination. It is suitable for associate practitioners, cardiac scientists, specialist nurses, doctors and any other healthcare professionals wishing to demonstrate skills and knowledge beyond Certificate level. Examination for this award is in the form of a 3 hour written paper, details available shortly through www.scst.org.uk or by emailing exams@scst.org.uk

The course covers the entire syllabus which can be accessed here:


Course structure

The 3-day course will start with basic ECG theory and terminology and go on to define the normal ECG. Teaching will proceed by clinical category, such as tachyarrhythmias, bradyarrhythmias, chest pain syndromes, drug and electrolyte effects, morphological abnormalities, basic pacing and sudden cardiac death/syncope syndromes. Learning will progress by integrating ECG features and clinical presentations in a structured approach to differential diagnosis.

The complete teaching package will comprise:

  • Pre-course reading on ECG theory
  • 3 days’ interactive tuition in a virtual classroom environment
  • Experienced and knowledgable tutors
  • Course manual/revision guide
  • Access to online social media support for 1 month after the course

Class size is limited to allow individualised support and feedback. 

Course Cost

The cost of the three day course is £545. Members of SCST are able to access a discounted rate of £495 on confirmation of their valid membership number.

Further information

The course will be delivered using Zoom to create a virtual classroom environment. To get the most benefit delegates will need access to a high speed, stable internet connection, a computer or electronic device with the Zoom app downloaded, preferably with a display monitor sufficiently large to allow small details on screen to be visible, webcam/video and ideally a headset with microphone or headphones to enhance audio quality. Full details of how to access the classroom, including security information, will be provided to registrants in advance of the course.

The society offers an examination to assess competence in ECG interpretation at the level described. Success in the exam will lead to the awarding of the SCST Diploma in ECG Interpretation.

Application forms and further information will be available on the SCST website www.scst.org.uk

Course Content

  • Lead  theory and nomenclature
  • The normal ECG, including normal variants
  • Calculating QRS axis
  • Tachyarrhythmias:
  • Bradyarrhythmias and conduction disturbances
  • Myocardial ischaemia and infarction
  • Prinzmetal angina
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Pericarditis and myocarditis
  • Left and right ventricular hypertrophy
  • Left and right atrial abnormalities
  • Atrial septal defect
  • Hyperkalaemia and hypokalaemia
  • Hyperventilation
  • Metabolic disturbances
  • Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome
  • ECG effects of drug therapy and toxicity
  • Simple pacing
  • Dilated cardiomyopathy and cardiac amyloidosis
  • Sudden cardiac death syndromes
  • Error and artefacts



Do I need any prior ECG knowledge?

Some prior knowledge and experience of ECGs would be advantageous but we do supply pre-course reading material on ECG theory and the course starts by covering all the fundamentals.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Email courses@scst.org.uk with any queries.

Important payment information - FULL PAYMENT IS REQUIRED AT THE TIME OF BOOKING. We are unable to issue invoices to employers.  Please see ticket information for further details.

Refund Policy - please note that refunds cannot be given for cancellations made within 14 days of the course start date.   Cancellations made 14 days or more before the start date will incur a cancellation charge of £100.  If you wish to cancel a booking please contact; courses@scst.org.uk directly.  


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Organiser SCST - The Society for Cardiological Science & Technology

Organiser of SCST Diploma in ECG Interpretation - Virtual Course - Nov 2021

SCST - The Professional Body for Cardiac Scientists

The primary aims of the Society are to advance the science and practice of cardiac technology and allied subjects for public benefit, to actively promote high quality standards of education and training and to promote cardiac research.

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