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How to use FutureLearn

If this is your first time learning with FutureLearn, you may like to take a look at the Using FutureLearn page 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 the arrow on the bottom right of the step to move on to the next step, or return to the week by choosing the ‘To do’ tab at the top of each page.

Get extra benefits, upgrade your course

You can now get the following benefits by upgrading a course:

Unlimited access to the course

Go at your own pace with unlimited access to the course for as long as it exists on FutureLearn.

A Certificate of Achievement

To help you demonstrate your learning we’ll send you a Certificate of Achievement when you become eligible. A Certificate of Achievement is a personalised certificate and transcript, detailing the syllabus and learning outcomes from the course and is a great way to prove what you have learned on the course. It comes as a printed certificate as well as a digital version which you can add to your LinkedIn profile. To be eligible you must have marked at least 90% of the steps in the course as complete.

You can find out more about upgrading or you can upgrade now.

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ECG Assessment: an Introduction for Healthcare Providers

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