This course provides students with the foundational knowledge essential to interpreting cardiac tests and procedures. This course introduces the student to ECG interpretation by discussion of the basis of ECG, principles of 12-lead interpretation, electrical axis, conduction delays, hypertrophy, ischemia, infarction, and miscellaneous effects on ECG. There is also a brief introduction to artificial pacemakers.
Below is one offering of CARD 2201 for the Winter 2023 term.
Wed Jan 04 - Fri Mar 24 (12 weeks)
- 12 weeks
- CRN 41157
Class meeting times
|Jan 04 - Mar 24||N/A||N/A||Online|
Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.
- Internet delivery 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 (Max 3 courses). 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:
- Explain the standard 12 leads of routine electrocardiography.
- Describe the components of the ECG waveforms and how they relate to the conduction system
- Calculate measurements of ECG intervals, complexes and segments
- Systemically analyze normal versus abnormal ECG tracings
- Identify conduction delays an hypertrophic changes on an ECG
- Describe myocardial ischemia, injury and infarction and identify their corresponding ECG changes
- Describe and identify some of the miscellaneous effects (e.g., electrolyte imbalances) on ECG tracings.
- Identify indications for pacing.
- Describe pacemaker function at an introductory level
- Identify normal and abnormal pacemaker function on an ECG
- Describe reasons for applying a magnet and the effects of magnet application on the pacemaker
Effective as of Winter 2022
ECG Interpretation (CARD 2201) is offered as a part of the following programs:
School of Health Sciences
- Cardiology Technology
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