Anticoagulation module 4: clinical aspects of anticoagulation

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Learning objectives

Upon completing this module, participants should be better able to understand:

  • How to initiate anticoagulation with vitamin K antagonists (VKA)
  • Practical issues around VKAs and monitoring
  • When and how to use non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs)
  • Influence of NOACs on laboratory coagulation tests
  • Anticoagulation management around invasive procedures


Louise Tillyer (retired)

Module revised by Dr Matthew Rogers, Locum Consultant Haematologist, Royal Surrey County Hospital


1 CPD/CME credit, 1 hour

BJC Learning has assigned one hour of CPD/CME credit to this module

Endorsed by:

Hyperlipidaemia Education & Atherosclerosis Research Trust
Anticoagulation Europe

British Junior Cardiologists
Arrhythmia Alliance – the Heart Rhythm Charity

British Junior Cardiologists
AF Association

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