ICVT1445 Cardiovascular Anatomy & Physiology

Course Description

This course is intended to fulfill course requirements for the Cardiovascular Technology program. Cardiovascular Anatomy & Physiology studies the anatomy, physiology, and structural relationships of the human heart and vascular system. Students learn cardiac terminology that serves as a foundation for all CVT courses. The lab component focuses on heart and torso models, angiographic views, Wiggers diagram and dissection of a pig heart.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Define selected terms related to the cardiovascular system.
  • List the components and function of the blood.
  • Describe the structures and function of the cardiovascular system including the heart, major vessels, and coronary vasculature.
  • Identify the hemodynamic waveforms and pressure values of each of the cardiac chambers and major vessels.
  • Describe the structure and function of the conduction system.
  • Distinguish angiographic views and coronary anatomy within those views.
  • Summarize the cardiac physiology of one cardiac cycle using the Wiggers diagram.


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3 credits: 2 lectures / presentations, 1 lab, 0 other