Entry-Level MS in Cardiovascular Perfusion

College

  • Center City Campus
  • College of Health Professions

Institute of Emerging Health Professions

Degree Earned

  • Master of Science

Program Length

21 months

Program Type

  • Hybrid

Prerequisites

Bachelor’s Degree | See More

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 650 Organizational Leadership 3
PER 690 Clinical Application in Perfusion I 3
  Total Credit Hours for Fall Semester 17

Spring Semester

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
PER 600 Perfusion Technology II 4
PR 522 General Pharmacology 3
PER 610 Human Physiology II 4
PER 540 Pathophysiology 3
PER 660 Clinical Application in Perfusion II 4
  Total Credit Hours for Spring Semester 18

Summer Semester

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
PER 660 Foundations of Biostatistical Methods 3
PER 640 Applications of ECMO & VAD 1
PER 692 Clinical Application in Perfusion III 12
  Total Credit Hours for Summer Semester 16

Fall Semester

Course Number

Course Name

Credit Hours

PER 693

Clinical Application in Perfusion IV

12

PER 530

Medical Ethics

2

PER 670

Applied Research Design

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

PER 700               

Perfusion Capstone Project

3

Total Credit Hours for Spring Semester: 17


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