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CARD 5301 - Concepts in Electrophysiology

Cardiology/Cardiovascular Part-time Studies Course

School of Health Sciences

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Course Details

This course is the first of three theoretical courses intended to introduce you to the field of Cardiac Electrophysiology. While this course is intended to stand alone as much as possible, it is expected that you should already have a good understanding of both electrocardiography (ECG), the components of a surface ECG (P, QRS, T), cardiac anatomy and physiology as well as pathophysiology and a relatively good understanding of various cardiac arrhythmias, such as heart block, atrial fibrillation, supraventricular tachycardia, and ventricular tachycardia. A cursory knowledge of cardiac pharmacology would also be an asset. This course will focus on the basics of the cardiac electrophysiology study. It is intended to give you the basic knowledge of what goes on in the EP lab. It is also intended to stimulate your appetite for a greater understanding of electrophysiology to prepare you for subsequent courses in EP. This course is designed to acquaint you with a basic understanding of the techniques used and electrograms obtained during an electrophysiology study. It includes the anatomy and physiology of the conduction system, 12 Lead ECG interpretation as it pertains to electrophysiology, electrophysiology of cardiac muscle, cardiac pharmacology, electrophysiology technology and the signals seen at a baseline EP study in sinus rhythm. We will also introduce you to the equipment we use in EP, the uniqueness of the conduction system, the intracardiac signals we see, the basic function of cardiac tissue and the affects that various medications have on cardiac tissue.

Prerequisite(s)

60% in CARD 3330 and 60% in CARD 3360 and CARD 3252

Credits

3.0

Cost

$643.65

Fall 2021

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

CRN 33208

Tue Sep 07 - Fri Nov 26 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 07 - Nov 26 Distance

Instructor

Emily Murtagh

Course Outline

Cost

$643.65

Notes

  1. Guided learning format.
  2. This online Learning Hub course is for students in the Cardiac Sciences Electrophysiology Technology Option, Cardiac Rhythm Device Technology Option, and Cardiovascular Technology Option programs. 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 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.
  3. 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:

  • Identify the anatomy and physiology of the conduction system of the heart and articulate how the autonomic nervous system affects it.
  • Explain the RABI approach to interpretation of 12 Lead ECGs, including axis and AV blocks. Further, correlate the basic EP intervals to the surface ECG.
  • Specify the cardiac action potentials including phases and refractory periods and the effect of the autonomic nervous system on them.
  • Describe the classifications of antiarrhythmic medications, their affects on action potentials and their use in various tachycardias.
  • Identify and differentiate the technology used in electrophysiology testing.
  • Articulate the catheters used in an EP study, their locations within the heart, the electrograms seen and the intervals measured.
  • Identify the diagnostic and therapeutic indications for electrophysiology testing
  • Identify the mechanism of arrhythmogenesis: automaticity, re-entry and triggered activity

Effective as of Fall 2020

Related Programs

CARD 5301 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Health Sciences

  1. Cardiac Sciences (Cardiac Rhythm Device Technology Option)
    Part-time/Distance & Online Learning   Advanced Certificate
  2. Cardiac Sciences (Cardiovascular Technology Option)
    Part-time/Distance & Online Learning   Advanced Certificate
  3. Cardiac Sciences (Electrophysiology Technology Option)
    Part-time/Distance & Online Learning   Advanced Certificate
  4. Cardiology Technology
    Part-time/Distance & Online Learning   Diploma

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