CARD - CARDIOVASCULAR TECHNOLOGY

CARD - 1180   CARDIAC DYSRHYTHMIAS
[4 hours]  Study of cardiac electrophysiology and the process of rhythm analysis, along with heart sounds and ambulatory  monitoring techniques.  Corequisite: CARD 1190

CARD - 1190   CARDIAC DYSRHYTHMIAS LABORATORY
[1 hour]  Twelve-lead EKG analysis and troubleshooting.  Patient preparation and instruction for ambulatory monitoring.  Corequisite: CARD 1180

CARD - 1280   12-LEAD EKG INTERPRETATION
[4 hours]  Twelve-lead EKG analysis which includes bundle branch blocks, hypertrophics, infarction patterns, pediatric EKG interpretation, and stress test procedures.  Prerequisite: CARD 1180, 1190  Corequisite: CARD 1290

CARD - 1290   12-LEAD EKG INTERPRETATION LABORATORY
[1 hour]  Analysis of abnormal twelve-lead EKGs and procedures for stress testing.    Prerequisite: CARD 1180, 1190  Corequisite: CARD 1280

CARD - 1390   12-LEAD EKG INTERPRETATION CLINICAL
[4 hours]  Clinical experiences are provided in acute care and outpatient settings for EKG, ambulatory monitoring, and stress  testing.  Prerequisite: CARD 1280, 1290; Current CPR certification

CARD - 2080   ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY
[4 hours]  Study of the procedures and principles in M-mode, 2-D and Doppler echocardiography.  Emphasis on views and pathology. Prerequisite: CARD 1390  Corequisite: CARD 2090, 2380

CARD - 2090   ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY LAB/CLINICAL I
[3 hours]  Introduction to echocardiography views utilized for M-mode, 2-D and Doppler measurements.  Laboratory and  clinical experience are provided to support the didactic curriculum.  Prerequisite: CARD 1390  Corequisite: CARD 2080, 2380

CARD- 2180  ADVANCED ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY
[2 hours]  Advanced pathophysiology, including stress echo, transesophageal and congenital anomalies.  Prerequisite: CARD 2080, 2090  Corequisite: CARD 2190

CARD - 2190   ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY LABORATORY/CLINICAL II
[4 hours]  Advanced echocardiography studies, with Doppler interpretation.  Clinical practice will be held off campus.  Prerequisite: CARD 2080, 2090  Corequisite: CARD 2180

CARD - 2380   ULTRASOUND PHYSICS AND INSTRUMENTATION
[4 hours]  The physical principles of ultrasound image generation and the image interpretation skills will be discussed. Assessment of cardiac and peripheral vascular diseases will be covered.  Prerequisite: MATH 1180  Corequisite: CARD 2080, 2090 or 2410, 2420

CARD - 2400   PERIPHERAL VASCULAR - VENOUS DISORDERS
[4 hours]  Study of the procedures and principles involved in recording and performing an analysis of non-invasive PV data. The use of quantitative and qualitative methods of detecting venous diseases are covered.  Prerequisite: CARD 1390  Corequisite: CARD 2410, 2380

CARD - 2410   PERIPHERAL VASCULAR LABORATORY/CLINICAL I
[3 hours]  Performance of non-invasive peripheral vascular procedures related to venous diseases.  Laboratory and clinical experience are provided to support the didactic curriculum.  Clinical rotations are held off campus.  Prerequisite: CARD 1390  Corequisite: CARD 2400, 2380

CARD - 2420   PERIPHERAL VASCULAR - ARTERIAL DISORDERS
[2 hours]  A study of the procedures and principles involved in recording and performing analysis of non-invasive peripheral  vascular data.  The use of quantitative and qualitative methods of assessing arterial diseases are provided. Prerequisite: CARD 2400, 2410  Corequisite: CARD 2430

CARD - 2430   PERIPHERAL VASCULAR LABORATORY/CLINICAL II
[4 hours]  Performance of non-invasive peripheral vascular procedures related to arterial diseases.  Laboratory and clinical  experience are provided to support the didactic curriculum.  Clinicals are held off campus. Prerequisite: CARD 2400, 2410  Corequisite: CARD 2420

CARD - 2500   CARDIOVASCULAR CLINICAL
[3 hours]  Clinical rotation which allows the student to perform non-invasive echocardiography or peripheral vascular exams  under the direct supervision of a qualified technologist.  Prerequisite: CARD 2180, 2190 OR CARD 2420, 2430

CARD - 2990   INDEPENDENT STUDY
[1 - 3 hours]  A course designed to provide educational opportunities in a specialized academic area under the direct supervision of a faculty member.

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Last Updated: 1/3/12