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Advanced Electrophysiology Diagnostics CARD 5500

Cardiology/Cardiovascular Part-time Studies Course

Course details

This course is designed to acquaint students with a more in-depth understanding of a diagnostic electrophysiology study. The focus is the cardiac stimulation techniques used by EP labs to determine the mechanisms of various arrhythmias. The course addresses arrhythmia mechanisms, the basic diagnostic study, the EP study for VT, the EP study for Syncope and EP studies for a variety of Supraventricular arrhythmias. In addition, specific diagnostic pacing interventions to confirm the diagnosis and subsequent treatment of various arrhythmias will be discussed. Other topics include the mechanisms of various arrhythmias, the interventions into these mechanisms that help to prove the mechanism and the subsequent treatment of these arrhythmias with ablation therapy.






Course offerings

Fall 2022

Below is one offering of CARD 5500 for the Fall 2022 term.

CRN 41069


Tue Sep 06 - Fri Nov 25 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 41069
  • $656.59
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 06 - Nov 25 N/A N/A Distance


Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.



Important information
  1. Guided learning format.
  2. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  3. This online Learning Hub course is for students in the Cardiac Sciences Electrophysiology Option program. Students are responsible for ensuring prerequisites are completed PRIOR to registration. See course description for a list of individual prerequisites. IMPORTANT NOTE: Registration is available on an individual basis for those who wish to take continuing education credits. Registration does not imply admission to the program. This course may be subject to cancellation if registration numbers are low.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Explain the electrophysiology concepts of impulse formation and impulse propagation.
  • Explain the principles of the diagnostic electrophysiologic study.
  • Articulate the appropriate EP study protocol for supraventricular arrhythmias.
  • Articulate the appropriate EP study protocol for ventricular arrhythmias.
  • Recognize the different mechanisms that cause syncope, their associated treatments, and the clinical tests used for diagnosing syncope.
  • Explain pace termination of supraventricular and ventricular arrhythmias.
  • Describe how RF energy is used to ablate an inducible arrhythmia.
  • Describe CRYO works to create ablation lesions.
  • Differenctiate the use of Para-Hisian pacing, Base pacing and Apex pacing.

Effective as of Winter 2022


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