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Basic Cardiac Instrumentation and Electricity BMET 1107

Biomedical Engineering Course

International Fees

International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.

Course details

The goals of this course are to introduce students to basic electricity, simple circuit analysis, electrical safety, operation principles, and basic building blocks of biomedical instrumentation. Some biomedical devices relating to Cardiology Technology practice are discussed.


  • Principles of Math 12, Physics 11 (C+ or better)



Domestic fees


Course offerings

Winter 2024

Below is one offering of BMET 1107 for the Winter 2024 term.

CRN 41229


Wed Jan 03 - Fri Mar 22 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 41229
  • Domestic fees $682.54
    International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 03 - Mar 22 N/A N/A Distance

Anthony Chan

Course outline


Domestic fees


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. International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  4. This online Learning Hub course is for students in the Cardiology Diploma program. Students are responsible for ensuring prerequisite courses are completed PRIOR to registration. See course description for a list of individual prerequisites. IMPORTANT NOTE: Registration is available on an individual course basis for those who wish to take continuing education credits (Max 3 courses). Registration does not imply admission to the program. This course may be subject to cancellation if registration numbers are low. Offered in Fall and Winter only.

In Progress

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Learning Outcomes

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

  • Interpret units of measurements and their significance
  • Define common electrical entities and derive their relationships
  • Analyze simple electrical circuits using Ohm's Law
  • Distinguish between macro and micro electric shocks, and discuss methods of mitgation
  • State functions and characteristics of common medical transducers and biopotential electrodes
  • Discuss characteristics of biopotential amplifiers and filters on physiological signals
  • Explain functional components of typical digital medical equipment and network information system
  • Interpret functional building blocks of medical equipment and waveform display specifications
  • Describe the clinical applications, principles of operations, functional building blocks, and common problems of selected biomedical devices.
  • Distinguish between types of equipment service providers and review simple troubleshooting concepts

Effective as of Winter 2022

Related Programs

Basic Cardiac Instrumentation and Electricity (BMET 1107) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Health Sciences

  1. Cardiology Technology
    Diploma Part-time


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