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ALH 1110 Principles of Electrocardiography

Principles of electrocardiography, including equipment operation, recording and troubleshooting, as well as fundamental principles of the cardiovascular physiology and basic ECG interpretation. Students will also gain knowledge and skills to provide CPR for victims of all ages and will practice CPR in a team setting. Students will receive an American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Healthcare Provider card upon successful completion of skills. One classroom, three lab hours per week. A simulated clinical rotation will be completed during the course.

Division: Health Sciences
Department: Allied Health
Repeatable Credit: No
Offered Online: No

Prereqs: NONE  


  • Perform healthcare provider CPR.
  • Identify the major components and their functions of single and multiple lead ECG equipment.
  • Perform a 12-lead ECG tracing on patients.
  • Describe the structure and general functions of the cardiovascular system.
  • Correlate the events in a cardiac cycle to the physiological findings in the ECG tracing.
  • Interpret basic rate and rhythm disturbances of an ECG tracing.
  • Perform 12-lead electrocardiography in a simulated environment.

Credit Hours: 3

Classroom Hours: 1
Lab Hours: 3
Clinical Hours: 1