This course introduces the learner to the methodology of non-invasive cardiology diagnostic testing. The primary focus is on electrocardiography, ambulatory ECG monitoring, exercise stress testing and special procedures. Students will learn the fundamental principles behind the most commonly performed non-invasive diagnostic tests from the perspective of the cardiology technologist. Emphasis will be placed on procedural techniques, trouble-shooting skills and clinical applications. Online simulation exercises have been created to provide the student practice in ECG placement as well as case study exercise stress testing (ETT). The student will also examine special considerations such as the implementation of imaging in combination with exercise testing and the use of non-invasive diagnostic testing research tools.
Below is one offering of CARD 2202 for the Spring/Summer 2023 term.
Mon Apr 03 - Fri Jun 23 (12 weeks)
- 12 weeks
- CRN 27384
Class meeting times
|Apr 03 - Jun 23||N/A||N/A||Distance|
Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.
- Guided learning format.
- Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
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. Registration does not imply admission to the program. This course may be subject to cancellation if registration numbers are low.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Describe lead theory.
- Identify instruments’ components and function for electrocardiograms and ambulatory monitoring tests.
- Identify and describe techniques required for patients with special considerations
- Identify and troubleshoot common artifacts
- Describe the procedures for performing an accurate electrocardiogram and ambulatory ECG
- Identify contraindications to performing various non-invasive cardiac diagnostic tests
- Describe basic cardiac equipment maintenance
- Describe proper sterilization and decontamination techniques with respect to equipment and patient safety
- Integrate research to current cardiology practices.
Effective as of Winter 2022
Cardiology Diagnostic Testing Methodology (CARD 2202) is offered as a part of the following programs:
School of Health Sciences
- Cardiology Technology
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