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Concepts in Pacemakers CARD 4203

Cardiology/Cardiovascular Part-time Studies Course

Course details

Includes indications, technology, electrophysiology, programmability, modes, hemodynamics, rate-modulated implantable cardioverter defibrillator and anticardia devices, implantation and patient followup.


  • S in CARD 3252 and 60% in CARD 3330 and 60% in CARD 3360 ( may be taken concurrently)
  • Students not enrolled in Card Tech diploma program are permitted to register for this course without pre-req's.





Course offerings

Fall 2022

Below is one offering of CARD 4203 for the Fall 2022 term.

CRN 31879


Tue Sep 06 - Fri Nov 25 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 31879
  • $656.59
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 06 - Nov 25 N/A N/A Distance

Robin Wolfe

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, Cardiac Rhythm Device Technology Option or Electrophysiology Technology Option. 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.

In Progress

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Learning Outcomes

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

  • Explain the more advanced normal function and algorithms of the DDD pacemaker and identify environmental conditions that could interfere with appropriate functions.
  • Describe pacemaker clinical follow-up procedures including threshold testing and concepts involved in device programming and list indications for remote patient follow-up.
  • Explain the intraoperative electrical evaluation of the implanted pacing system
  • Identify guidelines for pacemakers, ICD and CRT implantations and describe the indications.
  • Describe wound care and inspection.
  • Describe appropriate/recommended recall/advisory strategies.
  • Observe for and assess the physical signs and symptoms of pacemaker system complications.
  • Analyze telemetry and diagnostics
  • Analyze and interpret research studies.
  • Explain the considerations of magnet application.

Effective as of Winter 2022

Related Programs

Concepts in Pacemakers (CARD 4203) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Health Sciences

  1. Cardiac Sciences (Cardiac Rhythm Device Technology Option)
    Advanced Certificate Part-time
  2. Cardiac Sciences (Electrophysiology Technology Option)
    Advanced Certificate Part-time
  3. Cardiology Technology
    Diploma Part-time


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