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ECG Interpretation

20 Credits Level 6



In modern healthcare cardiac rhythm monitoring and 12 lead ECG recording and interpretation take place in a variety of settings.

ECG recording is a relatively simple task to perform, however, interpretation of the ECG is considerably more complex and can be a source of anxiety for nursing, medical and paramedic staff.

The course aims to address the anxieties of interpretation and is suitable for a variety of healthcare professionals in a range of settings. It will cover topics such as cardiac anatomy and physiology, as well as ECG recording and complex interpretation in clinical contexts in the care of adult patients. 

It is designed to complement your existing knowledge and help you develop a deeper level of understanding with the ultimate aim of promoting timely and patient centred care.

Follow the link for further details of ECG interpretation - HEA00132H or EGC interpretation - HEA00110M.


Entry requirements

The programme is open to registered practitioners. All applications must be approved by your manager or employer.

Credits and Cost

Qualification awarded

If you successfully complete this course you will be awarded 20 credit points by the University of York, at Level 6 or Level 7.


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Start Dates and Timetable

‌Please contact us to find out when the next course will run.




For more information, contact the SSPRD Administrator in the Student Assessment Office on 01904 321616 or email

Download a copy of the ECG Interpretation (PDF , 1,962kb) leaflet.

To apply please visit the how to apply web page.