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Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Interdisciplinary Management of Cardiopulmonary Health and Disease - Cardiac Focus

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Want to explore more about common cardiac diseases and their management?

Don't miss this FREE online course conducted by a team of dedicated healthcare professionals!

This course will equip you with the knowledge relevant to cardiac diseases and broaden your understanding on the patient’s journey in healthcare from a holistic perspective – starting from symptoms emerge to the disease diagnosis and assessment, and finally, disease management in an interdisciplinary approach. In addition, as psychological intervention is also an important part in the all-round care of patients, this course also covers topics about the psychosocial needs of patients and caregivers.

If you are a graduate or a student currently taking a degree in medicine, nursing, or allied health, you can refresh your knowledge here and gain a new insight from the interdisciplinary perspective!

If you are currently suffering from these diseases; or taking care of patients with cardiac diseases; or anyone who is interested in this field, you are also encouraged to take this course to have better understanding on these topics!

No prerequisite is needed!

Join us to learn more about the interdisciplinary management of common cardiac diseases!








Week 1: Module 1 - Anatomy and Physiology

• Conduction System of Heart

• Event Taken Place During Cardiac Cycle

• Action Potential of Pacemaker

Week 2: Module 2 - Understanding of the Diseases & Patients' Needs

• Pathophysiology of Common Cardiac Diseases:

o Animated Case Study for Cardiac Diseases

o Pathophysiology and Diagnosis of Coronary Artery Disease

• Understanding the Psychosocial Needs of Patients and Caregivers:

o Psychosocial Consideration for Cardiac Conditions

Week 3: Module 3A - Understanding & Interpretation of Chest Imaging

• Roles of Radiography in Cardiopulmonary Disease Management

• Special Role of Chest X-ray

• How Is Chest X-ray Taken?

• Common Chest X-ray Pathologies (Part I)

• Common Chest X-ray Pathologies (Part II)

• Common Chest X-ray Pathologies (Part III)

Week 4: Module 3B - Understanding & Interpretation of Medical Laboratory Results

• Introduction to Medical Laboratory Science

• Sample Integrity

• Diagnostic Performance of Clinical Lab Tests

• Quality Control of Clinical Lab Test

• Lab Test for Cardiac Disease

Week 5: Module 4 - Management

• Surgical Management:

o Life-style, Pharmacological and Interventional Management for Coronary Artery


o Peri-operative Management of Patients with Ischemic Heart Disease

o Post-operative Management of Patients with Cardiac Disease

• Outpatient Management:

o Cardiac Rehabilitation

o Dietary Management in Cardiac Rehabilitation

o Pharmacological Medication for Patients with Heart Diseases after PCI or CABG

Week 6: Module 5 - Cardiac Diseases and Management in Pediartics

• Embryonic Heart Development and Fetal Circulation

• Left-to-right Shunts (Part I)

• Left-to-right Shunts (Part II)

• Right-to-left Shunts

• Obstructive Lesions

• Development and Physical Therapy Principles in Congenital Heart Diseases

• Exercise Training for Children with Cardiac Disease

Week 7: Final Test

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• 心脏传导系统

• 心动周期内发生的事件

• 心肌的动作电位


• 常见心脏病的病理生理学:

o 心脏病的动画案例分析

o 冠状动脉疾病的病理生理学和诊断

• 了解患者和护理人员的心理社会需求:

o 心脏病的心理社会因素


• 放射学在心肺疾病管理中的应用

• 胸部X光的特殊作用

• 如何进行胸部X光检查?

• 普通胸部X光病理学(第一部分)

• 普通胸部X光病理学(第二部分)

• 普通胸部X光病理学(第三部分)


• 医学实验室科学导论

• 样品完整性

• 临床实验室测试的诊断性能

• 临床实验室测试的质量控制

• 心脏病实验室测试


• 手术管理:

o 冠心病的生活方式、药理学和介入治疗

o 缺血性心脏病患者的围手术期管理

o 心脏病患者的术后管理

• 门诊管理:

o 心脏康复

o 心脏康复中的饮食管理

o PCI或CABG后心脏病患者的药理学药物


• 胚胎心脏发育和胎儿循环

• 左向右分流(第一部分)

• 左向右分流(第二部分)

• 右向左分流

• 阻塞性病变

• 先天性心脏病的发展和物理治疗原则

• 心脏病儿童的运动训练



Taught by

Shirley Ngai, Benjamin Yee, Benson Lau, Alex Cheung, Bobby Shiu, Chao-Ying Chen, Herman Lo, Melody Poon, Pamela Chan and Raymond Lo


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