UCL Institute of Cardiovascular Science
Hands-on Cardiac Morphology Courses
For current dates and details for online registration please follow this link https://www.ucl.ac.uk/cardiovascular/study/short-courses
Note: We now hold our Hands-on Morphology training course regularly throughout the year, so please check back for new dates.

The course starts from basic principles & normal anatomy, so is suitable for staff from any specialty wishing to improve their knowledge of congenital heart malformations by observing anatomy first hand (object-based learning).

The aim of this 3-day course is to allow for informal, small group discussion about the anatomy of congenital heart malformations, both in theory and by practical examination of specimens. By the end of the course, participants should be comfortable with the anatomy of the major groups of congenital heart disease and be able to analyse hearts in a sequential segmental fashion.

** Spaces are limited for each course to allow for more personal tuition and greater time to examine anatomy at your own pace **
    Topics include:
  • Principle of sequential segmental analysis
  • Detailed normal anatomy
  • Septal defects (ASD, VSD, AVSD)
  • Outflow tract abnormalities: tetralogy of fallot, double outlet ventricle, transposition, arch abnormalities
  • Valvar abnormalities (Ebstein's malformation, arterial valvar stenosis)
  • Complex lesions - Isomerism, Functionally univentricular hearts
For further information please follow this link to be redirected to the ICS Cardiac Morphology Group webpage