This module reviews the electrochemical processes that make the heart contract and how the cardiac conduction system initiates and controls the heartbeat. The module will also discuss how technology in healthcare has used the heart’s electrical activity to improve patient care. It will explain how heart monitors and electrocardiograms can be used to monitor and recognise changes in the heart rate and rhythm and identify cardiac abnormalities.
This module assumes a thorough understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the heart.
At the end of this module participants will be able to: