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    The physiology of the cardiovascular system and changes in cardiovascular function in abnormal physiological and pathological conditions.

    This paper is part of the Postgraduate Diploma in Medical Technology (PGDipMedTech) endorsed in Cardiology, which extends on from MTEC701 and the Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Technology (PGCertMedTech) for those working in cardiology. It has a focus on cardiac arrhythmia, heart failure and ischemic heart disease and the key tools used in the diagnosis and management of these conditions.

    About this paper

    Paper title Cardiovascular Science for Medical Technicians
    Subject Medical Technology
    EFTS 0.25
    Points 30 points
    Teaching period Full Year (Distance learning)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $3,103.25
    International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.
    MTEC 701 or MTEX 701
    MTEX 703
    Limited to
    For those who are currently working as a provisional cardiac physiologist.

    Teaching staff

    Convenor: Associate Professor Peter Larsen
    Lecturer: Graham Orsbourn

    Paper Structure

    The paper is divided into four main modules, and students will be assessed within each module. The modules are:

    • Cardiac arrhythmia
    • Coronary Artery Disease
    • Structural Heart Disease
    • Heart failure
    Teaching Arrangements

    This Distance Taught Learning paper is a combination of remote and in-person teaching.

    There will be two 3-day residential courses, one in Wellington and one in Auckland.The residential courses are compulsory.

    There are no required textbooks for this paper.
    Graduate Attributes Emphasised
    Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Information literacy, Research.
    View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
    Learning Outcomes
    This paper involves the understanding of the cardiovascular system and the changes in cardiovascular function that occur in abnormal physiological and pathological conditions.


    Full Year

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught through Distance Learning
    Learning management system
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