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Cardiology Diagnostic Testing Methodology CARD 2202

Cardiology/Cardiovascular 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

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.




Domestic fees


Course offerings

Spring/Summer 2024

Below is one offering of CARD 2202 for the Spring/Summer 2024 term.

CRN 27384


Tue Apr 02 - Fri Jun 21 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 27384
  • Domestic fees $682.54
    International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 02 - Jun 21 N/A N/A Distance

Lucy Marchiori

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. Registration does not imply admission to the program. This course may be subject to cancellation if registration numbers are low.

In Progress

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Learning Outcomes

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

Related Programs

Cardiology Diagnostic Testing Methodology (CARD 2202) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Health Sciences

  1. Cardiology Technology
    Diploma Part-time


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