About the Course

The course covers the diagnosis and management of patients with atrial fibrillation. It explores how to deal with both stable and acutely unwell patients with atrial fibrillation.

This course takes approximately 25 minutes to complete.

Foundation Programme Curriculum

This course covers the following Foundation Programme Curriculum areas:

9. Recognises, assesses and initiates management of the acutely ill patient

10.Recognises, assesses and manages patients with long term conditions

11.Obtains history, performs clinical examination, formulates differential diagnosis and management plan

13. Prescribes safely

16. Demonstrates understanding of the principles of health promotion and illness prevention

About the Presenter and Supervisor

Dr. Stephen Hamshere

Dr Stephen Hamshere is a Registrar in Cardiology at Imperial NHS Trust and an Honorary Research Fellow at Barts Health NHS Trust. 

About the Authors

Lucia Yin

Lucia Yin is a final year medical student and Medics Academy Fellow. She is interested in medical education, paediatrics and neurology.

Anna Harvey

Clinical Product Manager - S|Docs

Anna is a final year medical student at King's College London and current Editorial Scholar at the BMJ. She has been part of the Medics.Academy team for two years, and has variously written courses, managed the blog, and provided social media support during her time at the company. Her main area of interest lies in medical education, particularly widening access and neer-peer teaching schemes. She is also interested in health journalism and science communication and, when she can find the time, writes the occasional piece freelance. Outside of medicine and writing, you can usually find her at one of London's small music venues or running somewhere very slowly.

Tharani Abeysekera

Tharani Abeysekera is a final year medical student and Medics.Academy Fellow. Her main interests include primary care, leadership in health and medical education.

Sharmila Devi

Sharmila is a third year medical student from King’s College London and a MedicsAcademy fellow. She is interested in research in medical education and research in neuro-oncology and neuro-trauma.

Course Curriculum

  • 1

    Atrial Fibrillation

    • Introduction

    • Definition

    • Causes

    • Diagnosis

    • Presentation

    • Acute presentation

    • Chronic presentation

    • Management

    • Follow-up and complications

    • Conclusion

  • 2


    • Test yourself

  • 3


    • Answers