Thomas Jefferson University

Perfusion & Extracorporeal Technology


Program Length

2 years

Program Format

Full-Time/Classroom and Operating Room Setting

Prerequisites

Bachelor's degree

Priority Deadline

December 15, 2019

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.

Application Available

October 1, 2019

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

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  
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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.


Accreditation

Our program is fully accredited through the Accreditation Committee-Perfusion Education (AC-PE).  Please visit their site for more information. 


Program Cost

For tuition cost please, review our Tuition Information (PDF) in the 'Institute of Emerging Health Professions' section. 


Financial Aid

For financial aid information please visit the financial aid page.


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 Name Credit Hours Course Number

Perfusion Technology I

4 PER 500

Human Physiology I

4

PER 510

Cardiovascular Anatomy

1

PER 520

Clinical Application in Perfusion I

3

PER 690

Total Credit Hours for Fall Semester

12

 

Spring Semester

Course Name Credit Hours Course Number

Perfusion Technology II

4 PER 600

General Pharmacology  

3 PR 522

Human Physiology II

4 PER 610
Pathophysiology   3 PER 540

Clinical Application in Perfusion II

2 PER 691
Total Credit Hours for Spring Semester 16  

Summer Semester

Course Name Credit Hours Course Number
Applications of ECMO & VAD 1 PER 640
Clinical Application in Perfusion III 12 PER 692
Total Credit Hours for Summer Semester 13  

Year Two

Fall Semester

Course Name Credit Hours Course Number
Clinical Application in Perfusion IV 12 PER 693
Medical Ethics 2 PER 530
Total Credit Hours for Fall Semester 14  

Spring Semester

Course Name Credit Hours Course Number
Clinical Application in Perfusion V 12 PER 694
Perfusion Basic Science Review 2 PER 550
Total Credit Hours for Spring Semester
14  

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