Thomas Jefferson University
Institute of Emerging Health Professions

Perfusion & Extracorporeal Technology


Program Length

2 years

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Program Format

Full-Time/Classroom and Operating Room Setting

Prerequisites

Bachelor's degree

Deadline

March 15, 2017

Students in Jefferson’s Center for Perfusion and Extracorporeal Technology program will train to safely operate the heart and lung machine, and other advanced technologies, during surgical procedures where patients need cardiac and pulmonary support.

Overview

The mission of the Center for Perfusion and Extracorporeal Technology is to train competent, focused and highly-skilled perfusion technicians. Using evidence-based medicine, the program will produce students ready for board examinations and prepare graduates to perform the duties and responsibilities of a cardiovascular perfusionist in a variety of clinical settings.

Program Goals

  • Establish and maintain a high quality perfusion program supported by clinical and didactic excellence
  • Utilized both traditional and state-of-the-art technologies to effectively educate perfusion students
  • Graduate students who will provide superior patient care with the utmost ethical standards
  • Provide a nurturing, educational environment that affords students with the opportunity to develop and grow as competent health care providers
  •  Cultivate a learning environment that will assist students in becoming a certified cardiovascular perfusionist (CCP) by successfully passing the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion

Medical Director: Rohinton J. Morris, MD
Program Director: Brian Schwartz, CCP, RN, MBA
Clinical Coordinator: Mark Napoli, CCP  

 

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The support and generous gift of equipment from SpecialtyCare has enhanced our simulation center. Our students will have complete training that directly translates to the operating room. For more information about SpecialtyCare, please visit their website.


Program Cost

For tuition cost please visit the registrar page , and choose 'Jefferson Institute of Emerging Health Professions' in the drop down menu.


Curriculum

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Students will go through a 2 year program composed of a didactic and clinical first year and entirely clinical second year.

Fall Semester -  Year 1 Credit Hours Course Number

Perfusion Technology I

4

PER 500

Human Physiology

4

PER 510

Cardiovascular Anatomy

1

PER 520

Clinical Application Perfusion  

3

PER 690

Total Credit Hours for Fall Semester

12

 

Spring I Semester - Year 1 Credit Hours Course Number

Perfusion Technology II

4

PER 600

General Pharmacology  

2

PR 522

Human physiology

4

PER 610

Clinical Application Perfusion  

1

PER 690

Total Credit Hours for Spring Semester 1

11

 

Spring II Semester - Year 1 Credit Hours Course Number

Clinical pharmacology  

2

PR 525

Pathophysiology

3

PER 540

Clinical Application in Perfusion

1

PER 690

Total Credit Hours for Spring II

6

 
Summer Semester - Year 1 Credit Hours Course Number
Applications of ECMO & VAD
1
PER 640

Clinical Application in Perfusion

4

PER 690

Clinical Application in Perfusion

4

PER 690

Clinical Application in Perfusion

4

PER 690

Total Credit Hours for Summer Semester

13

 
Fall Semester - Year 2 Credit Hours Course Number
Clinical Application in Perfusion   12 PER 690
Medical Ethics
2
PER 530
Total Credit Hours for Fall Semester
14  
Spring Semester - Year 2 Credit Hours Course Number
Clinical Application in Perfusion 12
PER 690
Perfusion Basic Science Review 2
 
Total Credit Hours for Spring Semester
14  

Contact Us

Program contact

Brian Schwartz, CCP, RN, MBA
Program Director
Thomas Jefferson University
T: 215-503-7312
E: Brian.Schwartz@jefferson.edu

Admissions contact

David Wood, MBA, MS
Associate Director of Admission
Thomas Jefferson University
Office of Admissions
T: (215) 503-9847
E: David.Wood@jefferson.edu