The Graduate Diploma of Cardiac Electrophysiology is made up of nine (9) units of competence. These nine units are grouped and delivered as four modules (1, 2, 3 and 4).
|CEPPRE001||Apply the principles of electrophysiology (EP) to diagnostic procedures|
|CEPBCS002||Define and diagnose bradyarrhythmias and conduction system dysfunction|
|CEPTAC003||Define, diagnose and treat AV Node re-entrant tachycardia|
|CEPTAC004||Define, diagnose and treat AV re-entrant tachycardia|
|CEPTAC005||Define, diagnose and treat rare supraventricular tachycardia syndromes|
|CEPTAC006||Define, diagnose and treat atrial tachycardia|
|CEPAFL007||Define, diagnose and treat atrial flutter|
|CEPAFI008||Define, diagnose and treat atrial fibrillation|
|CEPVTC009||Define, diagnose and treat ventricular tachyarrhythmias|
These nine units of competency are assessed by a combination of on-line knowledge assessment and workbook-based practical tasks. All knowledge and practical tasks must be completed satisfactorily for all units.
Practical assessment is an essential component to evaluate each student’s ability to put the theory taught into clinical practice. Take home workbooks will compliment each module, and must be completed and returned to CEPIA for assessment. Workbook topics will cover all clinically relevant aspects of each module, including demonstration of basic electrophysiology, diagnostic pacing manoeuvres, ablation properties and tachyarrhythmias. Access to an EP lab and procedures is essential for this component.
Unsatisfactory performance in any assessment does not preclude you from commencing or completing subsequent modules. You are still able to commence subsequent modules regardless of how you perform in any assessment.
Workbook submission timetable
|Number||Module||Workbook Submission Deadline|
|1||Introduction to EP Concepts||5 years after enrolment|
|2||Atrial Arrhythmias & Management||5 years after enrolment|
|3||SVT & Tachycardia Mechanisms||5 years after enrolment|
|4||VT & Rare SVT’s||5 years after enrolment|
Procedure for unsatisfactory workbook tasks (i.e. resubmission required):
- All tasks in all workbooks must be completed satisfactorily, as defined for each task
- If students initially submit workbooks which are not satisfactory, they will have the opportunity to resubmit their workbooks after first receiving feedback and instructions from CEPIA
- If 1-10 tasks need to be resubmitted, there will be no fee incurred for remarking
- If 11-20 tasks need to be resubmitted, a fee of AUD $50 will be incurred for remarking
- If 21 or more tasks need to be resubmitted, a fee of AUD $100 will be incurred for remarking
- If this second submission (first resubmission) is again unsatisfactory, then the student must schedule a mandatory personal online tutorial before attempting their third submission (second resubmission)
- For each subsequent failed resubmission there will be a mandatory requirement to schedule a personal online tutorial before attempting to resubmit any further tasks
- This is designed to allow the student to get tailored feedback on areas of improvement, to provide the best possible chance of success