Performing 12 & 15 Lead ECGs

Course Information

Course Code

EK702 Please note: the course is under redevelopment. Postponed until further notice.

Instruction Method

Hybrid course–  online login information will be emailed within 3 business days of registration. Online self-study components (quizzes, exams ) must be completed 2 weeks  prior to attending the in-person workshop – details will be posted online.




Online self-study work must be completed prior to attending the in-person ECG hands on workshop held at The Michener Institute of Education at UHN.


Learner Outcomes

Enhance your ECG skills with this hybrid course. Through a combination of online learning and practical hands-on experience, you will develop the know-how to produce high quality ECG tracings and to troubleshoot problems. The practical session will provide you with the opportunity to practice the collection of valid and accurate ECG tracing.

Course Objectives:

  • Understand the physiology behind ECG
  • Learn how to operate ECG machines
  • Learn to apply patient leads correctly for both 12 and 15-lead ECGs
  • Improve your troubleshooting techniques
  • Learn how to maximize the quality of ECG tracings

Complete the didactic component online self-study modules  and you will be eligible for the in-person  hands-on workshop. The workshop provides demonstrations and practice of ECG techniques using  patient models.

Evaluation Method

Online assignments and tests must be completed prior to attending the 4 hour workshop. You will work thru the self-study online modules independently.  Please note as per Michener’s online course service standards your course facilitator will respond to your questions via email within 48 hours.

Hands on in-person workshop- practical assessment:

Workshop location: The Michener Institute of Education at UHN, 222 St. Patrick Street, Toronto, Ontario

Time: 1 hour individual session with our facilitator (1:1 instruction)
You will be advised the time  you are scheduled to attend. Please note workshop will proceed if sufficient number of attendees.

Workshop date: TBD
Please Note: Workshop dates and times are subject to change. You must have completed all required online assignments and tests minimum 2 weeks prior to workshop date in order to be eligible to attend the workshop.

Please note: the course is under redevelopment. Postponed until further notice.

Intended For

ECG skills are in high demand in health care settings, whether it be in a hospital, clinical laboratory, doctor’s office or clinic. This course is designed for health care practitioners including Medical Laboratory Technologists, Laboratory Technicians and Assistants, Respiratory Therapists, Registered Nurses, Registered Practical Nurses and Emergency Medical Technicians.

Text Book

None – all materials are provided online


Hybrid course consisting of online self-study course and half day (4 hour) practical workshop held at The Michener Institute of Education at UHN, 222 St. Patrick Street, Toronto, ON - unless indicated otherwise

Certificate Program

You will receive a Michener Certificate of Completion when you are able to demonstrate the practical skills.

Performing 12 & 15 Lead ECGs – EK702

Registration instructions:

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COVID Vaccine Requirement:

Proof of full vaccination (2 doses) for all learners is required for all onsite attendance at Michener.
Fully online courses do not require proof of vaccination.

Instructions to upload proof of COVID vaccination to Self Service

No sections are currently available for this course.