This course provides the student with information on concepts of exercise tolerance testing and exercise prescription that are essential to the practicing cardiology technologist. Exercise testing and exercise prescription topics covered include: general principles; importance of general factors such as age, gender, and environment; and various diseases and heath states. Theoretical basis and clinical application of exercise tolerance testing and exercise prescription to special cases such as rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, spinal disorders and low back pain, diabetes, obesity, asthma, chronic obstructive respiratory disorders, cystic fibrosis, coronary artery disease, hypertension, children with heart disease, valvular and congenital heart diseases in adults, low functional capacity, end-stage renal disease, and pregnancy are discussed.
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.
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Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
Explain the principles of exercise testing and exercise prescription.
Discuss the importance of the general factors of age, gender and environment.
Explain how various risk factors and associated health states may affect and be affected by exercise.
Discuss how exercise testing procedures and exercise prescription are modified due to specific health states.
Effective as of Fall 2011
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