Fall 2018 - BPK 458 C100

Prevention and Management of Cardiovascular Disease (3)

Class Number: 9506

Delivery Method: Distance Education


  • Course Times + Location:

    Distance Education

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Oct 19, 2018
    Fri, 7:00–9:00 p.m.

    Dec 10, 2018
    Mon, 7:00–10:00 p.m.

  • Prerequisites:

    BPK 305 or HSCI 321.



A multi-disciplinary approach to understanding the pathology, risk factors and treatments for the prevention and management of cardiovascular disease. Physical examination, as well as non-invasive cardiac imaging techniques will be discussed and demonstrated. Both theoretical and practical perspectives inform the course's approach to the principles of behavioural change (diet, physical exercise, and smoking cessation) and risk factor management. Students with credit for HSCI 471 or BPK 421 (Fall 2013) may not complete this course for further credit. Students with credit for HSCI 458 may not take this course for further credit.


  • Quizzes 10%
  • Midterm Exam 20%
  • Participation in Group Discussions 5%
  • Assignments 30%
  • Final Exam 35%



All required readings will be available in Canvas.

Department Undergraduate Notes:

It is the responsibility of the student to keep their BPK course outlines if they plan on furthering their education.

Centre for Online and Distance Education Notes:

All CODE Courses are delivered through Canvas unless noted otherwise on the course outline.

Required Readings listed on the course outlines are the responsibility of the student to purchase. Textbooks are available for purchase at the SFU Bookstore on the Burnaby campus or online through the Bookstore's website.

All CODE courses have an Additional Course Fee of $40

Exams are scheduled to be written on the SFU Burnaby campus at the noted time and date (unless noted as a take-home exam). 
If your course has a take-home exam, please refer to Canvas for further details. 

Students are responsible for following all Exam Policies and Procedures (e.g., missing an exam due to illness).

This course outline was accurate at the time of publication but is subject to change. Please check your course details in your online delivery method, such as Canvas.

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Registrar Notes:

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