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Introduction to Cardiac Rehabilitation CARD 3280

Cardiology/Cardiovascular Course

Course details

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. .






Course offerings

Fall 2023

Below is one offering of CARD 3280 for the Fall 2023 term.

CRN 31866


Tue Sep 05 - Fri Nov 24 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 31866
  • $670.54
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 05 - Nov 24 N/A N/A Distance

Sandra Gilmour

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 (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, 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

Related Programs

Introduction to Cardiac Rehabilitation (CARD 3280) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Health Sciences

  1. Cardiology Technology
    Diploma Part-time


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