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BMET 1107 - Basic Cardiac Instrumentation and Electricity

Biomedical Engineering Part-time Studies Course

School of Health Sciences

Course Details

The goals of this course are to introduce students to basic electricity, simple circuit analysis, electrical safety, operation principles, and basic building blocks of biomedical instrumentation. Some biomedical devices relating to Cardiology Technology practice are discussed.


Principles of Math 12, Physics 11 (C+ or better).





Winter 2019

Below is one offering of this course for the Winter 2019 term.

CRN 41229

Mon Jan 07 - Fri Mar 29 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 07 - Mar 29 Distance


Anthony Chan

Course Outline




  1. Guided learning format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. This online Learning Hub (D2L) 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: Students may register for individual courses outside of the program (i.e. continuing education credits). Registration does not imply admission to the program. This course may be subject to cancellation if registration numbers are low.
  4. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

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Learning Outcomes

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

  • Explain the following entities: voltage, current, resistance, capacitance, and inductance.
  • Use Ohm’s Law to analyze simple resistive electrical circuits.
  • Distinguish between microshock and macroshock.
  • State methods and precautions to minimize electrical shock hazards.
  • Identify the main components and the functions of typical digital medical equipment.
  • Identify the functional building blocks and describe the principles of operation of selected biomedical devices.
  • Understand simple troubleshooting concepts on biomedical equipment.

Effective as of Fall 2011

Related Programs

BMET 1107 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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