PEP 475/503 EKG Interpretation
Department of Health, Exercise and Sports Sciences

Instructor: Len Kravitz, Ph.D.
Class Times: MWF 10:00 - 10:50am
Class Location: JC B100
Email: lkravitz@unm.edu
Web Site: www.unm.edu/~lkravitz (UNM > EKG)
Phone: 277-4136
Office Hrs: Mon 1:30 to 3:00pm and Wed 12:30 to 2:00pm and by appointment
Office: JC 1160
Prerequisite: Fundamentals of Exercise Physiology PE-P 326L (or equivalent)

Course Description:
This course is designed to fill the needs of students who desire the ability to interpret the resting normal and abnormal EKG, as well as provide an overview of heart anatomy, function and neurophysiology.

An understanding of cardiac physiology and electrocardiography is an important aspect of clinical exercise physiology. Emphasis in this course is on understanding and interpreting EKG tracings.
This course is closely associated with the College of Education Mission in "the study and practice of education through teaching, research, and service. It is the goal of the Exercise Science Program and College of Education to prepare students for participation in a complex and challenging society. The Core Values statement of the college of education is posted at: coe.unm.edu and click Core Values link

Course Objectives:
1. Review of the heart anatomy and the cardiac cycle as they relate to the electrical conducting system
2. Properly prepare a subject for a 12-lead EKG
3. An understanding of cardiac muscle contraction
4. A comprehensive analysis of the heart’s propagation of an action potential
5. A comprehensive overview of EKG interpretation involving the recognition of the most common abnormalities
6. Introduction to basic clinical exercise physiology.

Instructional Format
Three 50 minute lectures/week consisting of lecture instruction on cardiology, electrocardiography and experiences in the interpretation of the 12-lead EKG using various multimedia (software, power point, etc.). In addition, the EKG laboratory experiences and cases studies allow students the opportunity to incorporate the theoretical information into a practical atmosphere. Also, practical EKG questions and analytical thinking problems will be assigned throughout the semester.

Textbook and Workbook (BOTH REQUIRED)
Huff, J. ECG Workout: Exercises in arrhythmia interpretation (8th edition). Wolters Kluwer, 2022. This is an ebook!
The eBook is being delivered by VitalSource. Students must first purchase a CODE. Here are the steps to buy the VitalSource Access Code:
1. Go to the UNM Bookstore's Course Builder page here: https://bookstore.unm.edu/courselistbuilder.aspx
3. For COURSE, scroll to find 475 or 503
4. For SECTION, it's 001 - KRAVITZ, LEONARD for either course
a. The course will then populate under the SELECTED COURSES field below. Click CHOOSE BOOKS
5. Select the substitution option (for this one, just select the first option (NEW) or the third option (Customer chooses sub option) and click CONTINUE
6. Click the SELECT ITEM button
7. Click CHECK OUT and follow the checkout process
8. You will receive an email which will include the access code along with the link to VitalSource to redeem it

To redeem the access code:
1. Go to https://www.vitalsource.com/login
2. You'll be prompted to log in or register a new account
3. Once logged in, click on “Manage” then “Redeem”

For help, email support@vitalsource.com

WORKBOOK: PEP 475/503 Workbook. Go to the Copy Center in Dane Smith Hall, Room 124 to purchase (~$5). Dane Smith Hall is across the street from University House, the residence of the UNM President.

Other Useful Helpful Texts:
Garcia and Holtz. Introduction to 12-Lead ECG, Jones and Bartlett Publishers
Dubin, D. Rapid interpretations of EKG’s 6th edition. Cover Publishing Co
Shade, B. Practicing ECGs. McGraw-Hill Higher Education

Daily Quizzes 15 pts
Exam 1 20 pts
Exam 2 20 pts
Exam 3 20 pts
Final Exam 25 pts
Total Points 100 pts

Due to the nature of this class, all exams have a comprehensive component!

Grading Scale
97 — 100 A+ 73 — < 77 C
93 — < 97 A 70 — < 73 C-
90 — < 93 A- 67 — < 70 D+
87 — < 90 B+ 63 — < 67 D
83 — < 87 B 60 — < 63 D-
80 — < 83 B- < 60 F
77 — < 80 C+

No Make-ups: No make-ups for exams or quizzes without written medical (or equivalent, such as athletic team away game, scheduled wedding, special event, etc.) excuse. Three unexcused absences will result in a student being dropped from the class. Quizzes may be given at the beginning, middle or end of class. Students must be in attendance for the entire class to get quiz credit. Approved make-ups must be completed within 2 class meetings.

EKG Workbook Grading Policy: To get credit for each EKG workbook page assignment the page much be completed in entirety. Anything left blank on a page means the entire page gets a '0'. Each page is worth 15 quiz points. Workbooks DUE on dates announced in class. NO late Workbooks Accepted!

Academic Integrity: Academic dishonesty defined from the UNM Student Code of Conduct: “dishonesty in quizzes, tests or assignments; claiming credit for work not done or done by others; hindering the academic work of other students; misrepresenting academic or professional qualifications within or without the University; and nondisclosure or misrepresentation in filling out applications or other University records." The Exercise Science faculty support the importance of academic integrity. A student violating academic dishonesty guidelines will receive an “F” for the course. A second violation will result in the student being withdrawn from the Exercise Science program.

Special Needs: Qualified students with special needs should see the instructor as soon as possible.

Professional Courtesy: Students are expected to be on time for class and stay till the end of class. Please, no food or drinks (other than water bottles) in class. Also, please take care of your personal needs before the beginning of class. As well, I expect you to show professional courtesy towards your fellow students (i.e., no feet on chairs or pack packs in the way of others). Cell phones cannot be used for calculations in class at any time. Please bring a calculator to class daily as we will use it a lot.

In accordance with the Dean of Students office, the Department of Health, Exercise and Sports Sciences will not tolerate the use of cell phones, pagers, or other electronic devices in the classroom. Using cell phones, pagers, or other electronic devices in the classroom “is disruptive student behavior that interferes with the educational process of other students or prevents faculty or staff from performing their professional responsibilities” Remember, please bring a calculator to class daily as we will use it a lot. Dr. Kravitz Cell phone policy is as follows: If your cell phone goes OFF during class or if I catch you texting, you will receive ONE warning. A second violation and you will need to deactivate your CELL phone before class and place on the PROJECTOR table in the classroom during the lecture. Pick up your CELL phone after class.

Consultation: If you have questions, or need help, please see Dr. Kravitz promptly!

On Time Arrivals: Class will start on time with a quiz or course announcements. Students arriving late are a class disruption. Three late arrivals (without a legitimate excuse) will result in the student being dropped from the class. See Dr. Kravitz if you are traveling from work or across campus to accommodate your situation.

Graduate Student Project: Complete a Research Review on an agreed upon topic with instructor. At least 5 and no more than 10 current references. Follow APA writing style. Length of paper from 5 to 10 pages. Paper should be topically organized. Quiz grade for Graduate students will be 10 points plus up to 5 points for the Research Review. Due date for Research Review is Finals week.

COVID-19 Healh and Awareness:
COVID-19 Health and Awareness. UNM is a mask friendly, but not a mask required, community. To be registered or employed at UNM, Students, faculty, and staff must all meet UNM's Administrative Mandate on Required COVID-19 vaccination. If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, please do not come to class. If you have a positive COVID-19 test, please stay home for five days and isolate yourself from others, per the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines. If you do need to stay home, please communicate with me at [lkravitz@unm.edu]; I can work with you to provide alternatives for course participation and completion. UNM faculty and staff know that these are challenging times. Please let us know that you need support so that we can connect you to the right resources and please be aware that UNM will publish information on websites and email about any changes to our public health status and community response.

Student Health and Counseling (SHAC) at (505) 277-3136. If you are having active respiratory symptoms (e.g., fever, cough, sore throat, etc.) AND need testing for COVID-19; OR If you recently tested positive and may need oral treatment, call SHAC.

LoboRESPECT Advocacy Center (505) 277-2911 can offer help with contacting faculty and managing challenges that impact your UNM experience.

Accommodations: In accordance with University Policy 2310 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), academic accommodations may be made for any student who notifies the instructor of the need for an accommodation. It is imperative that you take the initiative to bring such needs to the instructor's attention, as I am not legally permitted to inquire. Students who may require assistance in emergency evacuations should contact the instructor as to the most appropriate procedures to follow. Contact Accessibility Resource Center (https://arc.unm.edu/) at 277-3506 or arcsrvs@unm.edu for additional information.

UNM is committed to providing courses that are inclusive and accessible for all participants. As your instructor, it is my objective to facilitate an accessible classroom setting, in which students have full access and opportunity. If you are experiencing physical or academic barriers, or concerns related to mental health, physical health and/or COVID-19, please consult with me after class, via email/phone or during office hours. You are also encouraged to contact Accessibility Resource Center (https://arc.unm.edu/) at arcsrvs@unm.edu or by phone 277-3506.

Title IX:
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Students who ask for help are successful students. I encourage students to be familiar with services and policies that can help them navigate UNM successfully. Many services exist to help you succeed academically, such as peer tutoring at CAPS and http://mentalhealth.unm.edu. There are plenty of ways to find your place and your pack at UNM: see the "student guide" tab on my.unm, students.unm.edu, or ask me for information about the right resource center or person to contact.

Doing the Right Thing: UNM has policies to preserve and protect you and the academic community available in the Student Pathfinder as well as in the Faculty Handbook. These include policies on student grievances D175 (undergraduates) and D176 (graduate and professional students), academic dishonesty (D100), and respectful campus (CO9). Please ask for help in understanding and avoiding plagiarism (passing the work or words of others off as your own work or words) or other forms academic dishonesty. Doing something dishonest in a class or on an assignment can lead to serious academic consequences. Come talk with me about your concerns or needs for academic flexibility or talk with support staff at one of our student resource centers before you do something that may endanger your career.

Final Exam is comprehensive: Material From Entire Semester

Tentative Lecture Time Table Provided on EKG HOME page
Final Exam in EKG is COMPREHENSIVE of Entire Semester