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CARD 5301 - Concepts in Electrophysiology

Cardiology/Cardiovascular Part-time Studies Course

School of Health Sciences

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

Credits

3.0

Cost

$618.74

Winter 2020

Below is one offering of this course for the Winter 2020 term.

CRN 48924

Mon Jan 06 - Fri Mar 27 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 06 - Mar 27 Distance

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD

Cost

$618.74

Notes

  1. Guided learning format.
  2. This online Learning Hub (D2L) course is for students in the 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.

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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