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How to use FutureLearn

If this is your first time learning with FutureLearn, you may like to watch this short video explaining how everything works.

Learning from conversations is an important part of the FutureLearn approach. You will learn from discussions with other people taking part in the course, by reading their comments and responding with your own thoughts, which you can do on nearly all steps. On some steps there will be a more structured discussion.

You might like to read 6 tips and tools for social learning on FutureLearn to help you get the most out the platform’s social learning features.

In some parts of the course you will be asked to participate in discussions about subjects which could be sensitive or controversial, or you may be encouraged to draw upon and perhaps share personal opinions or experiences. We would politely request that you observe the FutureLearn Code of Conduct throughout the course, and remain respectful of other learners in your comments.

If you are drawing on personal experience, please only share your thoughts if you are comfortable doing so. Please remember that patient confidentiality means that you should not disclose any information that could identify any of your patients.

When you feel you are happy with the material and ideas covered in a step, please ‘Mark as complete’. You can then either choose ‘Next’ to move on to the next step, or return to the week by choosing the ‘To do’ tab at the top of each page. You can always come back to a step even after the end of the course.

Prove what you’ve learned with a certificate

If you want a record of your course, you can buy a Certificate of Achievement. The Certificate of Achievement is a great way to prove what you have learned on the course and as evidence of your Continuing Professional Development (where appropriate). This is a personalised certificate and transcript, detailing the syllabus and learning outcomes from the course. It comes as a printed certificate as well as a digital version which you can add to your LinkedIn profile. To qualify, you must have marked at least 90% of the steps in the course complete.

There is also the option to purchase a personalised Statement of Participation. To be eligible for the Statement of Participation, you must mark at least 50% of the steps on the course as complete. This also comes in a printed and digital format and you can add it to your LinkedIn profile.

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ECG Assessment: an Introduction for Healthcare Providers

St George's, University of London