70804 - Arrhythmias

Academic Year 2021/2022

  • Teaching Mode: Traditional lectures
  • Campus: Bologna
  • Corso: Single cycle degree programme (LMCU) in Medicine and Surgery (cod. 8415)

Learning outcomes

The main outcome is to provide an easy and applicable approach to understand standard ECG considering normal variability and principal alterations. Moreover, principal concepts covering arrhythmias and their treatment will be discussed.

Course contents



 Basics of electrophysiological mechanisms for arrhythmias genesis

 Classification of arrhythmias

 Brady and tachyarrhythmias : ECG patterns

 Intracardiac signals: methods and techniques for detection and recording and clinical implications for arrhythmias management


 The basics of ECG

 ECG: normal and pathlogical patterns

 ECG in acute and chronic ischemic heart disease

 ECG in conduction disturbances, hypertrophy and cardiomyopathies



Material provided by the teacher.

Teaching methods

The course is made up of lectures with the support of Power Point presentations.

Assessment methods

The exam will be a multiple-choice quiz. An oral examination will be performed only if necessary. The final score will be weighted averaged with the scores of the other modules, to obtain the global grade.

Teaching tools

Teaching material can be downloaded from the institutional repository (access restricted to UNIBO students).

Office hours

See the website of Igor Diemberger


Good health and well-being

This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.