Cardiovascular Tech Non-Invasi (NCT)

Courses

NCT 110. Echo Fundamentals. 3.0 Credits. Class-2.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-3.0. Work-0.0

This course provides information related to the profession and practice of echocardiography. Emphasis is placed on medical-legal and ethical aspects of healthcare, patient centered care, understanding basic echocardiography imaging views and cardiovascular imaging modalities. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of basic echocardiography imaging views, cardiovascular imaging modalities, medical-ethical issues and patient care practices.

NCT 113. Electrocardiography. 4.0 Credits. Class-3.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-2.0. Work-0.0

This course introduces the principles of electrocardiography, ECG rhythm recognition, methods of arrhythmia intervention and cardiac pacemaker therapy. Topics include arrhythmia detection, cardiac function, axis determination, AV block, fascicular block, arrhythmia detection, pacemaker technologies and ECG analysis. Upon completion, students should be able to describe electrical and mechanical cardiac function, pacemaker therapy, detect a variety of arrhythmias and acquire and analyze electrocardiograms.

NCT 133. Cardiovascular Ultrasound Principles. 3.0 Credits. Class-3.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

This course introduces the principles of ultrasound applications and instrumentation of cardiovascular imaging procedures. Emphasis is placed on the physical principles of cardiovascular imaging as a diagnostic tool, instrumentation and applicable effects, and biosafety issues. Upon completion, students should be able to discuss applications of ultrasound imaging, understand instrumentation applications and improve quality imaging while maintaining bioeffects standards.

Prerequisites: Take All: ICT 114, ICT 134, and NCT 113

NCT 134. Cardiovascular Anatomy and Physiology. 4.0 Credits. Class-4.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

This course provides information related to cardiovascular anatomy and physiology. Emphasis is placed on the hemodynamics of pathophysiological disease states, embryology and the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular diseases. Upon completion, students should be able describe normal and abnormal cardiovascular diseases, associated hemodynamic findings, and treatment options.

NCT 143. Echocardiography I. 5.0 Credits. Class-3.0. Clinical-3.0. Lab-3.0. Work-0.0

This course introduces echocardiographic procedures, imaging modalities and their applications in the diagnosis of cardiovascular disease. Emphasis is placed on the diagnostic capabilities of non-invasive procedures in relation to clinical presentations of cardiovascular diseases and development of basic imaging skills. Upon completion, students should be able to perform basic echocardiographic examination and describe the diagnostic information obtained by noninvasive procedures.

Prerequisites: Take All: ICT 114, ICT 134, and NCT 113

NCT 251. Echocardiography II. 7.0 Credits. Class-2.0. Clinical-12.0. Lab-2.0. Work-0.0

This course provides an advanced study of echocardiographic applications and techniques utilized in the diagnosis of acquired cardiovascular diseases. Emphasis is placed on the correlation of echocardiographic findings with the disease state and the ability to relate these findings with the clinical presentation. Upon completion, students should be able to utilize skills necessary to perform an echocardiogram, with recognition of normal and abnormal pathology.

Prerequisites: Take ICT 136 NCT 133 NCT 143 Minimum grade C

NCT 253. Hemodynamic Echo Principles. 3.0 Credits. Class-2.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-2.0. Work-0.0

This course provides an introduction to the hemodynamic approach in performing an echocardiogram to detect cardiovascular heart disease. Emphasis is placed on the applications of hemodynamic calculations in valvular heart disease and development of quality standard proactices for quality patient care outcomes. Upon completion, students should be able to perform hemodynamic calculations on an echocardiogram.

Prerequisites: Take ICT 136 NCT 133 NCT 143 Minimum grade C

NCT 273. Echocardiography III. 14.0 Credits. Class-3.0. Clinical-30.0. Lab-2.0. Work-0.0

This course provides expanded techniques and concepts required for a comprehensive echocardiographic procedure. Emphasis is placed on advanced qualitative and quantitative calculations by utilizing various imaging modalities in the evaluation of acquired heart disease. Upon completion, students should be able to perform a comprehensive diagnostic echocardiographic examination with relative hemodynamic and quantitative calculations.

Prerequisites: Take All: NCT 251 and NCT 253