Lecture Overview


What do post-graduate students running a ward in a hopsital have to do with the electrical conduction pathway of the heart? Join Joanne Reading for this entertaining discussion on the anatomy and physiology of the organ close to all of our chests. A back-to-basics refresher for all healthcare professionals.


Joanne Reading

Joanne Reading is a clinical educator within the 42 bed ICU at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, which also services critically ill patients from the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and the Royal Women’s Hospital. Joanne holds a critical care graduate certificate and a master of health science with a focus on education. She is also the author of her own nursing education website called “Blogging for your Noggin”. With a special interest in all things cardiac and respiratory. Joanne is passionate about ensuring that education not only fosters critical thinking but is entertaining in the process!




61 Total Rating(s)

Excellent presentation and lecturer made it easy to recall facts

Cathy castleton
23 Nov 2018

An excellent review of Cardiac A & P.

Lynn Broderick
29 Aug 2018

When the educator was talking, it would have been useful to have more diagrams on screen. Also, was quite hard to see the white board. Otherwise, great. thanks.

Philip McAuley
07 Jun 2018

Very complex & specific knowledge for certain areas of nursing

Patricia Hurst
31 May 2018

good presentation

31 May 2018

Easy to understand lecture

Josie Wilson
30 May 2018

Great session

Wilma Barnes
29 May 2018

Great presentation, easy to understand delivery. I really enjoy learning from this presenter

Bec Ozols
29 May 2018


Mark James
28 May 2018

great presentation.

Sukhvinder Singh Birdi
27 May 2018


Grace Lenore-Marie Ford
21 May 2018

Great lecture simplifying A & P of the heart

Charmain Hatch
20 May 2018

A very clear and easy to follow presentation. I found it very helpful

Mary Rothery
18 May 2018

Great lecture,very well explained and presented.

Harsimrat Kaur
18 May 2018

very interesting and well presented.

Frances Browne
18 May 2018

Very informative and engaging good for a base to build on.

Kim cook
10 May 2018


Kimberley Kozumplik
08 May 2018

Fabulous job at presenting and making it interesting. Thank you :)

Sarah Ashby
08 May 2018

Loved it.

Sadia ibrahim
07 May 2018

Great refresher on A & P of the heart. Joanne was engaging and used great analogies for ease of retaining the information.

Jodie Lloyd
06 May 2018


Dorothy Bardoutsos
04 May 2018

Great refresher and easy to understand

Jessica Clissold
04 May 2018


Mark canning
04 May 2018

Very informative and engaging

Bryce Medlen
01 May 2018

Wow excellent presentation with learning made interesting and easy to remember

Susan Dwyer
01 May 2018

Great presentation and easy to understand

Cathleen Carey
29 Apr 2018

Joanne Reading has a great knowledge base and I thoroughly enjoy her lectures. This one was no exception. Easy to understand concepts tend to stick with you and help you to make a change and improve your practice.

jennifer Brown
26 Apr 2018

Very informative and a great refresher.

Sarah Ball
25 Apr 2018

Love the lecture but agree with Jayne andrea Postill using the post-grads as an example - you were a oost- grad once :(

24 Apr 2018

Educator was great in how she explained the heart electrical system and heart function. I understand much better now.

Janet Shanahan
23 Apr 2018

Good knowledge Well presented Easy to understand

Carly Harris
23 Apr 2018

Really informative

Lynda Rowe
22 Apr 2018


Mary Frances Moloney
22 Apr 2018

Very informative

Muna Rai
21 Apr 2018

Great presentation. Easy to follow. Thank you!

Ingrid Limkilde Sawyer
17 Apr 2018

Every informative .

Evelyn tate
16 Apr 2018

Veey engaging lecturer. Built up exisiting knowledge and made me think of concepts i have never thought about before of the heart.

Hannah Pry
14 Apr 2018

Fantastic lecture. It was great to bring it back to basics and have the heart explained with visual context.

Hannah Evans
13 Apr 2018


Rebecca Moss
13 Apr 2018

Fantastic presentation

Janelle McIntosh
12 Apr 2018


Oliver Fittock
12 Apr 2018

Excellent !!!

Maree Findlay
12 Apr 2018

Well constructed and cover every aspects of hearts function , Thoroughly enjoy

Samjhana Khadka
09 Apr 2018


Soumyamol Binesh
04 Apr 2018

I found the lecture very informative

Marie Jackson
03 Apr 2018


Donna Brown
03 Apr 2018

Again another excellent presentation and review of the anatomy and physiology of the heart

Edith Nkwenty
30 Mar 2018

This was very informative, also a good educator.

Melissa kendon
28 Mar 2018

The lecturer was very clear and her knowledge on the topic was good.

Edwina Harleyson
28 Mar 2018

Just loved the examples used by the lecturer, it made it so easy to understand

Cheryl Carpenter
28 Mar 2018

Joanne had great examples for this lecture, really liked her examples of the Num, Anum in understanding the Sv Av node when not working

Cheryl Carpenter
28 Mar 2018

I enjoyed the education, but don't use post grads as an excuse for little or no knowledge.

Jayne andrea Postill
27 Mar 2018

Once again very engaging.

Rebecca Aspden
27 Mar 2018

I liked the real world metaphors used to explain fairly complex concepts

Julie Frances Davis
26 Mar 2018

Great easy to follow lecture.

Julie Withers
25 Mar 2018

Easy to understand

Julie Doidge
24 Mar 2018

well presented, a good recap

Adam Whitemore
23 Mar 2018

Excellent job .made easy to understand

Wadzana Nollie HWATA
22 Mar 2018

very clear and good presentation

Lei Zhang
16 Mar 2018

Enjoyable lecture, with interesting analogies

Lauren Marriott
16 Mar 2018

Succinct basic anatomy linking electrical change bringing about a mechanical response. This makes it easier to separate normal physiology from pathophysiology. Excellent presentation.

Neil Mcintyre
16 Mar 2018

Excellent talk.

Michelle rolleston
15 Mar 2018

so great to get a recap of the basics.Fantastic lecture.

Michelle rolleston
15 Mar 2018

I appreciate this innovative way to address the anatomy and physiology of the heart. I have empowered to care for patients in critical care settings.

Jenna He
13 Mar 2018

Lecturer was engaging and explained topics very well

Jan Kennedy
12 Mar 2018

Good resource. easy to understand.

Joachim FERRER
11 Mar 2018


Assumpta Walker
11 Mar 2018

Loved the analogy. Very informative. I would like to see an educator place diagrams together on the board. The diagram of the heart conduction alongside an ECG.

Margaret Parish
10 Mar 2018

Really engaging way of presenting this complex system

Jacqui Neilson
08 Mar 2018

Easy to follow and a good refresher of the topic.

Rhonda Briggs
08 Mar 2018

The educator presented this subject in a way that was very easy to understand and held my attention from start to finish.

Jennifer Margaret Polglase
08 Mar 2018

Educator was excellent.

Denise Whittaker
07 Mar 2018

This was fabulous, using the ward staff as anology for the working of the heart made it really easy to understand.

Jacqueline Nicole van Driel
06 Mar 2018