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Concepts in Exercise Tolerance Testing CARD 4202

Cardiology/Cardiovascular Part-time Studies Course

Course details

This course provides the student with information on concepts of exercise tolerance testing and exercise prescription that are essential to the practicing cardiology technologist. Exercise testing and exercise prescription topics covered include: general principles; importance of general factors such as age, gender, and environment; and various diseases and heath states. Theoretical basis and clinical application of exercise tolerance testing and exercise prescription to special cases such as rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, spinal disorders and low back pain, diabetes, obesity, asthma, chronic obstructive respiratory disorders, cystic fibrosis, coronary artery disease, hypertension, children with heart disease, valvular and congenital heart diseases in adults, low functional capacity, end-stage renal disease, and pregnancy are discussed.


CARD 3252 and 60% in CARD 3330





Course offerings

Spring/Summer 2022

Below is one offering of CARD 4202 for the Spring/Summer 2022 term.

CRN 29668


Mon Apr 04 - Fri Jun 24 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 29668
  • $643.65
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 04 - Jun 24 N/A N/A Distance

Andrea Glew

Course outline




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 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:

  • Explain the principles of exercise and non-exercise stress testing
  • Discuss the importance of the general factors of age, gender and environment during exercise and non-exercise stress testing
  • Explain how various cardiac risk factors may be affected by exercise and/or non-exercise stress testing
  • Explain how various non-cardiac risk factors may be affected by exercise and/or non-exercise stress testing
  • Discuss how exercise testing procedures are modified due to specific health states
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of patient preparation for exercise and non-exercise stress testing
  • Describe the various Exercise and non-exercise stress testing procedures
  • Discuss appropriate protocols when performing exercise and non-exercise stress testing on special consideration patients ie. Pediatric and pacing patients

Effective as of Winter 2022

Related Programs

Concepts in Exercise Tolerance Testing (CARD 4202) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Health Sciences

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


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