5314.18 Introduction to Basic Electrocardiography (ECG)
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Description: Electrocardiography (ECG) is the method of measuring the electrical activity of the heart. The instrument used to measure the heart’s electrical activity is called an electrocardiograph. The electrocardiograph produces an electrocardiogram or a tracing of the electrical activity.

Theory only. No practical component.



The student will have pre-existing knowledge of medical terminology, infection control/isolation practices, patient confidentiality, patient identification, WHMIS and the CSMLS Code of Ethics and Code of Professional Conduct.


Start date: Upon registration

Completion: Up to 52 weeks

Course/Activity Information

Learning Outcomes:

  • Describe the anatomy and physiology of the heart.
  • Explain the principle of electrocardiography.
  • Conduct a 12-lead electrocardiogram.
  • Recognize artifacts and troubleshoot to resolve them.
  • Apply an ambulatory (Holter) monitor.


Author: Michele Perry, MLT

Version Date: August 2018


PEP hours: 16.5

CPS credits: 0

*Note: PEP hours and/or CPS credits will only be awarded upon successful completion of course requirements.


See attached Course Guide for more information.


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