This course provides an overview of cardiac rehabilitation, emphasizing the concept of cardiac illness as a chronic disease. The goal is to equip students with the foundational knowledge and tools required to go on to a specialty study in the area of cardiac rehabilitation and become an integral member of the cardiac team. Emphasis is on risk factor management and especially moderate exercise as major components in the treatment of cardiac illness. Discussion will include issues related to teaching patients safe and effective cardiac rehabilitation, program standards and case studies. .
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Below is one offering of CARD 3280 for the Winter 2023 term.
Wed Jan 04 - Fri Mar 24 (12 weeks)
- 12 weeks
- CRN 41218
Class meeting times
|Jan 04 - Mar 24||N/A||N/A||Distance|
Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.
- Guided learning 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. Offered in Fall and Winter only.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Describe the principles and theory supporting cardiac rehabilitation.
- Identify evaluation techniques and tools used to risk-stratify patients for cardiac rehabilitation
- Describe methods of Risk Factor Modification especially as it relates to the principles of exercise for patients with cardiac disease who may also possess other co-morbidities.
- Identify possible effects that common cardiac medications have on exercising patients.
- Apply the educational knowledge to examples of 'real life' in a Case History situation assignment.
- Choose the correct teaching/care strategy to maximize risk factor modification for a client as a member of a Cardiac Rehabilitation Team.
- Find and assess online sources of Cardiac Rehab information for their validity and potential benefit or detriment to a patient
Effective as of Winter 2022
Introduction to Cardiac Rehabilitation (CARD 3280) is offered as a part of the following programs:
School of Health Sciences
- Cardiology Technology
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