This course provides an overview of cardiac rehabilitation, emphasising the concept of cardiac illness as a chronic disease. The goal is to equip students with the foundational knowledge and tools required to go on to a specialty study in the area of cardiac rehabilitation and become an integral member of the cardiac team. Emphasis is on risk factor management and especially moderate exercise as major components in the treatment of cardiac illness. Discussion will include issues related to teaching patients safe and effective cardiac rehabilitation, program standards and case studies. .
This online 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: Registration is available on an individual course basis for those who wish to take continuing education credits. Registration does not imply admission to the program. This course may be subject to cancellation if registration numbers are low.
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Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
Learn the principles and theory supporting cardiac rehabilitation.
Become familiar with evaluation techniques and tools used to risk-stratify patients for cardiac rehabilitation.
Become familiar with the principles of exercise as it relates to cardiac patients and other co-morbidities.
Become familiar with the possible effects that common cardiac medications have on exercising patients.
Adapt the educational knowledge to examples of "real life" case history situations.
Learn the basics to challenge the certification exams required to specialize in this area (as in the
American College of Sports Medicine Exercise Specialist).
Learn the foundational knowledge and tools to work effectively in this specialty and become a contributing member of a Cardiac Rehabilitation Team.
Effective as of Fall 2011
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