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Electrocardiography and Pacemakers CARD 3330

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

Students in this course will advance their knowledge in ECG recognition and evaluation, 12-lead electrocardiogram and pacemaker ECG evaluation. A detailed examination of cellular mechanisms, conduction, pathology and the disease processes responsible for irregularities of the heart rate are presented. Special attention is directed to methods of determining axis, rate, rhythm, myocardial damage, and conduction disturbances, as well as understanding pacemaker behavior.




Domestic fees


Course offerings

Spring/Summer 2024

Below is one offering of CARD 3330 for the Spring/Summer 2024 term.

CRN 22742


Tue Apr 02 - Fri Jun 21 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 22742
  • Domestic fees $902.60
    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 or Cardiac Sciences Cardiovascular Technology Option 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 the conduction system with regards to its components, their specific cellular properties and mechanisms of impulse transmission.
  • Identify the ECG criteria of the conduction abnormalities.
  • Explain the mechanisms and treatment options of atrial fibrillation and atrial flutter
  • Identify the ECG characteristics of the Afib, Aflutter and the escape rhythms
  • Describe the characteristics of various cardiac structural abnormalities how they affect changes in cardiac rhythm and ECG tracings
  • Describe the effects of electrolyte imbalances on the cardiac cycle
  • Describe the mechanisms by which tachyarrhythmia can occur.
  • Identify various tachyarrhythmia on ECG
  • Identify indications for prescribing specific implantable cardiac devices
  • Recognize normal and abnormal single and dual chamber pacemaker function on ECG tracings.
  • Explain the normal functions of a pacemaker
  • Define common programmable parameters and timing cycles of pacemakers
  • Describe the indications for and basic principles of electrophysiology (EP) studies

Effective as of Winter 2022

Related Programs

Electrocardiography and Pacemakers (CARD 3330) is offered as a part of the following programs:

  • Indicates programs accepting international students.
  • Indicates programs with a co-op option.

School of Health Sciences

  1. Cardiac Sciences (Cardiovascular Technology Option)
    Advanced Certificate Part-time
  2. Cardiology Technology
    Diploma Part-time


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