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CARD 2201 - ECG Interpretation

Cardiology/Cardiovascular Part-time Studies Course

School of Health Sciences

Course Details

This course provides students with the foundational knowledge essential to interpreting cardiac tests and procedures. This course introduces the student to ECG interpretation by discussion of the basis of ECG, principles of 12-lead interpretation, electrical axis, conduction delays, hypertrophy, ischemia, infarction, and miscellaneous effects on ECG. There is also a brief introduction to artificial pacemakers.


60% in BHSC 1119 and 60% in BMET 1107 and 60% in CARD 1101





Spring/Summer 2016

Below is one offering of this course for the Spring/Summer 2016 term.

CRN 27380

Mon Apr 04 - Fri Jun 24 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 04 - Jun 24 Online



Course Outline





  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. This D2L course requires computer and internet access. This course is available to students who wish to graduate with a Cardiology Diploma and must be formally accepted prior to term start.
  4. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

This course offering is in progress. Please check back next term or subscribe to receive email updates.

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Explain the standard 12 leads of routine electrocardiography.
  • Describe and measure the components of ECG tracings.
  • Systematically Analyse Sinus, Atrial, Junctional, Ventricular, and AV Blocks.
  • Determine QRS axis from a 12-lead ECG.
  • Identify cardiac chamber hypertrophy.
  • Identify Conduction Delays.
  • Describe and identify the ECG changes due to myocardial ischemia, injury or infarction.
  • Describe and identify some of the miscellaneous effects (e.g., electrolyte imbalances) on ECG tracings.
  • Perform differential diagnosis from 12-lead ECG's.
  • Identify indications for pacing.
  • Describe the various pacing modes/timing cycles.
  • Differentiate specific types of upper control.
  • Analyze normal/abnormal pacemaker rhythm strips.
  • Describe functional non-capture and non-sensing.
  • Identify indications and contraindications for use of magnet.
  • Analyze magnet recording to identify device function and rhythm.
  • Record trans-telephonic tracing.
  • Identify recording artefact.
  • Identify indications and contraindications for use of magnet.
  • Analyze recording to determine pacemaker function and battery life.

Related Programs

CARD 2201 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Health Sciences

  1. Cardiology Technology
    Part-time/Distance & Online Learning   Diploma


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