Thomas Jefferson University

Entry-Level

Institute of Emerging Health Professions

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.

Program Length

21 months

Program Format

On-site/Online/Hybrid

Prerequisites

Bachelor’s Degree | See More

Application Deadline

January 15
(Rolling Admissions)

Program Start Date

August 31, 2021


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

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


Program Details

2021-2022 Academic Year

Fall 2021 Start date: October 1, 2021

Tuition and fees vary by program and term. For more information, please review our Tuition Information page and select 'Graduate and Institute of Emerging Health Professions' tuition and fees link. 


Curriculum

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Students will go through a two year program composed of a didactic and clinical first year and entirely clinical second year. For more details regarding student policy, please visit the perfusion student handbook.

 

Year One

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

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 691

Clinical Application in Perfusion II

4

 

Intro to Biostatistics

3

Total Credit Hours for Spring Semester: 21

Summer Semester

Course Number

Course Name

Credit Hours

PER 640

Applications of ECMO & VAD

1

PER 692

Clinical Application in Perfusion III

12

Total Credit Hours for Summer Semester: 13

Year Two

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

Course Number

Course Name

Credit Hours

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

For more information, please visit our academic calendar


Contact Us

Program Contact
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Brian Schwartz, CCP, RN, MBA
Program Director
(215) 503-1111
Brian.Schwartz@jefferson.edu

 

Admissions Contact
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Marc Stearns
Senior Associate Director of Admissions
Office of Admissions
(215) 503-0155
Marc.Stearns@jefferson.edu