BHSC 2219 is a Human Anatomy and Physiology course designed specifically for allied health professionals in the field of Cardiology. As such, its major focus is structure and function of the heart. Anatomy of the heart and the relation of the heart to thoracic structures are covered. The structure of the heart muscle cell or myocyte is related to its electrical and mechanical properties. A discussion of the electrical events of the cardiac cycle serves to provide the electrophysiological basis of the ECG. Mechanical events of the cycle are related to electrical events and to the pressure and volume changes in the heart chambers. Structure and function of the blood vessels as components of the circulatory system are covered. A unit on circulatory physiology serves to integrate functions of the heart, blood, and vessels. Discussions of the respiratory and urinary systems as they influence, and are influenced by, the circulation are included.
This course is designed for students who wish to graduate from the Cardiology Diploma. Students who live within the Greater Vancouver Region (Squamish to Abbotsford) must write exams at the BCIT Burnaby Campus on dates specified by instructor. Students outside the Greater Vancouver Region must find a proctor at an accredited post-secondary institution or Test Centre. Follow up instructions will be e-mailed after registering. Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org. * BHSC 2219 offered ONLY in the WINTER & SPRING terms
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Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
Relate the structure of the cardiovascular system to its functional capacity.
Apply anatomical and physiological systems to the field of cardiac sciences.
Utilize anatomy and physiological principles to adapt to new developments in the field of cardiac sciences.
Effective as of Fall 2011
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