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CARD 1101 - Introduction to Cardiology

Cardiology/Cardiovascular Part-time Studies Course

School of Health Sciences

BCIT is planning for a substantial return to on-campus activity for the fall 2021 term as informed by BC Public Health Officer guidelines. Refer to each course listing for details.

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.

Credits

5.0

Cost

$1,066.70

Fall 2021

Below is one offering of this course for the Fall 2021 term.

CRN 31814

Tue Sep 07 - Fri Nov 26 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 07 - Nov 26 Distance

Instructor

Andrea Glew

Course Outline

Cost

$1,066.70

Notes

  1. Guided learning format.
  2. 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.
  3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

This course offering is in progress. Please check back next term or subscribe to receive email updates.

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Learning Outcomes

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

  • Describe the normal cardiac anatomy and physiology.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of electrophysiology and hemodynamics and conduction in the normal heart.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the various non-invasive and invasive cardiac diagnostic studies currently performed.
  • Identify a variety of common abnormal cardiac conditions and syndromes and describe basic strategies of treatment.
  • Apply knowledge of cardiac pathophysiology to cardiac arrhythmias.
  • Apply knowledge of patient assessment to various cardiac diseases.
  • Identify blood test results to cardiac pathophysiology.
  • Apply knowledge of basic cardiac pharmacology to various cardiac diseases.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of obtaining an adequate patient cardiac history.
  • Identify normal and abnormal heart and breathing sounds.
  • Demonstrate basic knowledge of pacemakers and implantable devices.

Effective as of Fall 2011

Related Programs

CARD 1101 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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