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Introduction to Cardiology CARD 1101

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

This course introduces the student to the medical speciality of cardiology. The course begins with a review of the normal cardiac anatomy and physiology, then introduces the various non-invasive and invasive diagnostic studies currently performed. Students are also exposed to a variety of common abnormal cardiovascular conditions, syndromes, and treatment strategies.


  • No prerequisites are required for this course.



Domestic fees


Course offerings

Winter 2024

Below is one offering of CARD 1101 for the Winter 2024 term.

CRN 40316


Wed Jan 03 - Fri Mar 22 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 40316
  • Domestic fees $1122.68
    International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 03 - Mar 22 N/A N/A Distance

Rolly de Juan

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

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 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.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Describe cardiology and the professional role of the Cardiology Technologist.
  • ​State significant dates, people and milestones in the history of Cardiology as it relates to Electrocardiography.
  • Describe the normal cardiac anatomy and physiology.
  • Describe electrophysiology and hemodynamics at a basic level in the normal heart
  • Describe various non-invasive and invasive cardiac diagnostic studies currently performed at an introductory level
  • Identify a variety of common abnormal cardiac conditions and syndromes and describe basic strategies of treatment.
  • Describe cardiac pathophysiology at a basic level as if correlates to cardiac arrhythmia
  • Describe, at an introductory level, appropriate patient assessments for various cardiac diseases.
  • Correlate knowledge of basic cardiac pharmacology to various cardiac diseases
  • Describe the importance of obtaining an adequate patient cardiac history
  • Identify normal and abnormal heart and breathing sounds.
  • Identify basic pacing modes and their corresponding ECGs

Effective as of Spring/Summer 2023

Related Programs

Introduction to Cardiology (CARD 1101) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Health Sciences

  1. Cardiology Technology
    Diploma Part-time


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