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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

$631.14

Winter 2021

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

CRN 48924

Mon Jan 04 - Fri Mar 26 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 04 - Mar 26 Online Delivery
See Notes below

Instructor

Emily Murtagh

Course Outline

Cost

$631.14

Notes

  1. Guided learning format.
  2. This online Learning Hub course is for students in the Cardiology Diploma, Cardiac Rhythm Device Technology Option, Cardiovascular Technology Option, and Electrophysiology 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: 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.
  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 and full. Please check back next term or subscribe to receive email updates.

In Progress and Full

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

Books & Supplies

The BCIT bookstore carries textbooks, general reference books, software, and stationery. Please visit bcit.ca/bookstore for more information.

Winter 2021

Books for Winter 2021 offerings of this course are available in the following BCIT online bookstores. Please choose the bookstore appropriate for the offering you are considering.

BCIT Distance & Online Learning Bookstore

If you are taking this course through either Distance Education or Online Learning, please purchase books for this course at the BCIT Distance & Online Learning Bookstore.

Cardiac Electrophysiology : A Visual Guide For Nurses
Author Purves
Copyright 2011
Binding Paperback
ISBN 978-1-93539-551-5
Price $128.95
Required

Cardiovascular Physiology Concepts
Author Klabunde
Publisher Lipp
Copyright 2012
Binding Paperback
ISBN 978-1-45111-384-6
Price $82.95
Optional

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Fogoros' Electrophysiologic Testing
Author Fogoros
Copyright 2017
Binding Paperback
ISBN 978-1-11923-580-4
Price $95.95
Optional

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