Philadelphia University + 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

12/15

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

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.


Join us at the Open House to learn more about the application process, financial aid, and campus life.


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


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.

Fall Semester -  Year 1 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 - Year 1 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 - Year 1 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

 
Fall Semester - Year 2 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 - Year 2 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  

Contact Us

Program contact

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

Admissions contact

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