This course is cancelled due to the Covid-19 situation.


The ECG is a well-established, clinically important, tool, and as such well understood. Nevertheless, updates of guidelines and reference values for ECG parameters seem to be never ending and modern methods in database management and machine learning give important new insights with respect to risk assessment and evaluation of therapies. In addition, ECG parameters may yield information about the respiratory, endocrine, homeostatic and nervous systems, especially in research settings. A basic knowledge of the ECG is thus relevant in fields different from cardiology, such as pain research, sports science and various clinical disciplines.


  • ECG Basics
  • Arrhythmia
  • Ion channel defects and the ECG
  • Sympathetic and parasympathetic influences: Heart rate variability
  • Databases and epidemiologic research
  • Vectorcardiogram
  • Simulation of ion currents and ECGs

Literature: A list of literature will be made available in advance of the course.

Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of anatomy and physiology of the heart

Evaluation: Short project/assignment

Organisers: Associate professor Claus Graff, email:, Professor Johannes J. Struijk, email:

Lecturers: Associate Professor Claus Graff, Professor Sam Riahi, Professor Johannes J. Struijk.

Guest lecturer: TBA

ECTS: 1.5

Dates: 20 and 21 October 2020 (8.15 - 14.15)

Place: Aalborg University, Fredrik Bajers Vej 7D, room D2-106

Deadline: 29 September 2020

Number of seats: 30

Important information concerning PhD courses: We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3,000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.