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Atrial Fibrillation and Screening


Atrial Fibrillation is the most common heart rhythm disturbance. It affects around two million people in the UK and those with the condition have a heightened risk of stroke.

New for 2019, the NCAT Atrial Fibrillation and Screening is a one-day professional development course. Led by Professor David Fitzmaurice and leading primary care experts, this short course will enable students to develop both the theory and practical skills needed to assess and diagnose atrial fibrillation.

Why study this course?

Healthcare professionals will gain knowledge and understanding of:

  • Theoretical insight into pathophysiology, aetiology and epidemiology
  • How to carry out an ECG
  • How to interpret results
  • The practicalities of diagnostics and investigation

Who is the course aimed at?

This course is designed for clinicians in primary care, who manage patients presenting with Atrial Fibrillation including:

  • General Practitioners

  • Practice Nurses

  • Advanced Nurse Practitioners

  • Pharmacists

This module is also suitable for clinicians working in secondary care and clinicians working in healthcare systems outside of the UK.

This course was developed and is run independently by Warwick Medical School. However, the School gratefully receives funding from BMS-Pfizer Alliance and Bayer towards the running costs of its anticoagulation courses. Neither sponsor has any influence over content or delivery.

Key Facts


Tel: 02476 574263

Duration: One day

Date: T.B.C.

Location: Resuscitation and Clinical Skills department, University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire (UHCW)

Fees: £350

Register: Online registration will be available in due course. Should you wish to register your interest for this event or require further information please email the team using the above address.