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BIO304L: Human Physiology Lab

Unit 6: Electrocardiography (ECG)   This section reviews electrocardiography, or ECG, which is the process by which the heart’s electrical activity is measured using Biopac, the software you learned about earlier in this course.  

Unit 6 Time Advisory
This unit will take approximately 4 hours to complete.

  • Web Media: Youtube: ismailalvi: “ECG Animation – Electrical Changes in the Heart” Link: YouTube: ismailalvi: “ECG Animation – Electrical Changes in the Heart” (YouTube)
     
    Instructions: Please watch this short animation (about 26 seconds) to review the basics of electrocardiography. 
     
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  • Assessment: McGill University: McGill Virtual Lab: “ECG,” and Biopac Science Lab: “ECG” Link: McGill University: McGill Virtual Lab: “Introduction,” (HTML), and Biopac Science Lab: “ECG” (PDF)
     
    Instructions: In the first link, “Introduction,” please read through the page and then roll your mouse over “Electrocardiogram” in the upper left-hand side menu.  From there, please read “Setup,” “Electrocardiogram Basics,” and “Electrocardiogram Experiments.”  This material reviews the basics of ECG, the setup of the tools, and the recording and interpretation of ECG activity.  In the last link, to open the PDF, click on the second link called “BioPAC Teachers_Guide.pdf.”  Please review “Biopac Science Lab: ECG,” for an introduction to the tools and information on how electrodes are attached (pages 6, 10, and 11), and then check your estimated data and the answers to the questions posed in the prior two links against the Answer Guide (pages 46 through 49).
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