Left Ventricular Function

This micro skills course will explain normal left ventricular (LV) function and how to diagnose an abnormal left ventricle (LV). Qualitative and quantitative methods of assessing LV function will be described. Attention is drawn to ways in which pathology and interventions may influence the interpretation of a basic transthoracic echocardiography (TTE or ‘echo’) examination in the critical care setting. The importance of clinical context and of recognising when expert assistance is needed are emphasised.

Delivery Mode
Online - Self Paced
Course Duration
30-60 minutes
Course Type
Yes, on completion
Course Code
Content Provider
Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine

What will I learn?

  1. By the end of this session you will be able to:
  2. Describe the common causes of genital ulceration;
  3. Describe the presentation and natural history of herpes and syphilis;
  4. Explain how to distinguish between the causes of genital ulceration using sexual history taking, clinical examination and/or investigation;
  5. Define the correct information to give to people with herpes including recognition of recurrence;
  6. Describe the basic management of herpes

Course provided in association with


  • This eLearning session is provided by the Content Providers listed above but it does not in any way constitute a qualification or accreditation from them.
  • Certificates provided at the end of each session are issued by Talisium under licence and cannot be used by students to seek membership, fellowship or any other form of recognition by the Content Provider.
  • This micro skills course may contain references to UK laws, regulations, policies and practice guidelines.
  • You should apply the lessons within the context of your local environment.
  • This micro skills course may contain features that are not optimised for mobile devices.