Entry-Level MS in Cardiovascular Perfusion

College

  • Center City Campus

Institute of Emerging Health Professions

Degree Earned

Program Length
21 months

Program Type

  • Hybrid

Prerequisites
Bachelor’s Degree | See More

Program Contact

Name: Brian Schwartz, CCP, RN, MBA
Position: Program Director
Telephone: 215-503-1111

Admissions

Name: Marc Stearns
Position: Senior Associate Director, Admissions
Telephone: 215-503-0155

Admissions

Telephone: 215-951-2800

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The Center for Perfusion and Extracorporeal Technology will produce competent entry- level perfusionists in the cognitive, psychomotor, and affective learning domains. Graduates will be eligible to apply to take the national certification examinations offered by the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion.

Learning Outcomes

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

The Center for Perfusion and Extracorporeal Technology will produce competent entry- level perfusionists in the cognitive, psychomotor, and affective learning domains.  Graduates will be eligible to apply to take the national certification examinations offered by the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion.

Learning Domains

  1. Cognitive - Mastery of the entry-level body of knowledge regarding the application of clinical perfusion
  2. Psychomotor - Mastery of the fundamental and emergency clinical skills necessary for the safe conduct of clinical perfusion
  3. Affective - Fluency of professional communication, behaviors and attitudes

Curriculum

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

Fall Semester

Course Number 

Course Name

Credit Hours

PER 500

Perfusion Technology I

4

PER 510

Human Physiology I

4

PER 520

Cardiovascular Anatomy

3

PER 690

Clinical Application in Perfusion I

3

 

Organizational Leadership

3

Total Credit Hours for Fall Semester:
17


Spring Semester

PER 600

Perfusion Technology II

4

PER 522

General Pharmacology  

3

PER 610

Human Physiology II

4

PER 540

Pathophysiology  

3

PER 691

Clinical Application in Perfusion II

4

 

Intro to Biostatistics

3

Total Credit Hours for Spring Semester: 21


Summer Semester

PER 640

Applications of ECMO & VAD

1

PER 692

Clinical Application in Perfusion III

12

Total Credit Hours for Summer Semester: 13

Fall Semester

Course Number

Course Name

Credit Hours

PER 693

Clinical Application in Perfusion IV

12

PER 530

Medical Ethics

2

 

Fundamentals in Health Science Research

3

Total Credit Hours for Fall Semester: 17


Spring Semester

PER 694

Clinical Application in Perfusion V

12

PER 550

Perfusion Basic Science Review

2

 

Perfusion Capstone Project

3

Total Credit Hours for Spring Semester: 17


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