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Introduction to Cardiology CARD 1101

Cardiology/Cardiovascular Course

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.





Course offerings

Fall 2023

Below is one offering of CARD 1101 for the Fall 2023 term.

CRN 31814


Tue Sep 05 - Fri Nov 24 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 31814
  • $1110.68
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 05 - Nov 24 N/A N/A Distance


Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.



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.

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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