This online course is designed for medical professionals seeking to develop their skills in cardiology examination. The course focuses on two key areas: surveying patients with cardiovascular disease and examining patients with cardiovascular disease. Each topic is covered in-depth, with a combination of theoretical knowledge and hands-on practice.
TOPIC 1: Survey of a patient with cardiovascular disease In this topic, students will learn the appropriate questions to ask when surveying a patient with cardiovascular disease. The course will cover the different types of cardiovascular diseases, including heart failure, myocardial infarction, and arrhythmias. Students will also learn how to identify and assess the different symptoms and risk factors associated with these diseases. The course will cover the importance of accurate documentation and the use of diagnostic tools such as electrocardiography (ECG).
TOPIC 2: Examination of a patient with cardiovascular disease This topic focuses on the practical skills needed to examine a patient with cardiovascular disease. Students will learn the different physical examination techniques used in cardiology, including inspection, palpation, percussion, and auscultation. The course will cover the different heart sounds and murmurs that may indicate underlying cardiovascular disease. Students will also learn how to assess blood pressure, pulse, and other vital signs.
By the end of this course, students will have gained the knowledge and skills needed to assess patients with cardiovascular disease effectively. They will be able to demonstrate proficiency in surveying patients, identifying symptoms and risk factors, and conducting a thorough physical examination. They will also be familiar with the diagnostic tools used in cardiology and understand the importance of accurate documentation.