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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 Winter 2022 term as informed by BC Provincial 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

Winter 2022

Below is one offering of this course for the Winter 2022 term.

CRN 40316

Tue Jan 04 - Fri Mar 25 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 04 - Mar 25 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. Offered in Fall and Winter only.
  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 cardiology and the professional role of the Cardiology Technologist.
  • State significant dates, people and milestones in the history of cardiology.
  • 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 Winter 2022

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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