Course: Cardiology

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Course title Cardiology
Course code IN1/OB011
Organizational form of instruction Exercise
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Sovová Eliška, prof. MUDr. Ph.D., MBA
  • Heinc Petr, doc. MUDr. Ph.D.
  • Kociánová Eva, MUDr.
Course content
History and objective clinical evaluation in cardiology. Laboratory and evaluation methods in cardiology. Arrhythmias, ECG. Coronary artery disease, hypertension. Heart failure, valvular diseases. Cardiomyopathy, endocarditis, myocarditis, pericarditis.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture, Monologic Lecture(Interpretation, Training), Dialogic Lecture (Discussion, Dialog, Brainstorming), Training in job and motor Skils
Learning outcomes
Cardiology for general nurses is a sequel to the subject Internal Medicine, providing interested students with more detailed information about cardiovascular diseases (diagnosing and therapeutic possibilities in connection with nursing procedures). The practicals comprise ECG case-reports presentation, students are present at one of the examination methods carried out and available at the department, such as bicycle ergometry, tilt table test, right-sided cardiac catheterization, echocardiography, invasive electrophysiological study etc. Students carry out standalone examinations of patients with a focus on nursing diagnoses and several interesting case-reports are presented to them.
After completing the subject the student is able to implement the gained knowledge in a diagnostic-therapeutic approach to patients with cardiological diagnoses.
IN1/OA011 and OSE/OB121 and CH2/OB011 and OSE/OA021

Assessment methods and criteria
Written exam

The attendance at seminars and practicals. Closing summary test.
Recommended literature
  • Adams, B., Harold, C. E. (1999). Sestra a akutní stavy od A do Z. Grada, Praha.
  • Číhalík, Č. (1994). Praktická cvičení z EKG. UP Olomouc.
  • Lukl, J. (2004). Klinická kardiologie stručně. VUP Olomouc.
  • Sovová, E., & Řehořová, J. (2004). Kardiologie pro obor ošetřovatelství. Praha: Grada.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester