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BHSC 3302 - Cardiac Pathophysiology

Basic Health Sciences Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

Course Details

Studies cardiovascular disorders emphasizing the concept of disease as a disturbance of normal structure and function. The course begins with a discussion of functional cardiac anatomy, followed by a detailed examination of cardiac pathologies commonly encountered by the cardiovascular technologist. Systemic diseases and malfunction of organ systems which initiate or are a consequence of cardiac failure will also be discussed, particularly those of the respiratory and renal systems.

Prerequisite(s)

60% in BHSC 2219

Credits

5.0

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Learning Outcomes

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

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the cardiac pathologies commonly encountered by the cardiovascular technologist in the clinical area.
  • Predict the signs and symptoms of cardiac disorders from an understanding of the hemodynamic changes that occur in different disease states.
  • Identify cardiac disorders from the patterns of signs and symptoms expressed.
  • Apply knowledge of cardiac pathology in the practice of cardiovascular pathology in the practice of cardiovascular technology in the clinical area.

Effective as of Fall 2011

Related Programs

BHSC 3302 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Health Sciences

  1. Cardiology Technology
    Part-time/Distance & Online Learning   Diploma

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