Perfusion Technology: Curriculum

The curriculum in Perfusion Technology combines rigorous didactic research curriculum with diverse clinical experience. Perfusion technology students take courses in anatomy, physiology, pathology and pharmacology. The clinical experience includes participation in adult and pediatric open heart procedures at Rush University Medical Center and at affiliated hospitals.

The curriculum begins in the fall quarter, which begins in early September, and continues for seven quarters including one summer session. Faculty include experienced perfusion technologists and cardiovascular and transplant surgeons, in addition to specialists from anesthesia, nursing, medical technology and other related health professions. During the third quarter, students will choose and develop a research project from its inception to completion. The culmination of the project will be the preparation of a manuscript suitable for publication in a professional journal.

Graduates of the program will be qualified to sit for the certification examination of the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion.

Bachelor of Science Curriculum

Year 1

Fall Quarter

CHS-501

Biostatistics

3

PRF-301

Introduction to Perfusion Technology

3

PRF-331

Anatomy & Physiology I

5

HHV-504 Ethics in Healthcare 2
     

Winter Quarter

PRF-332

Anatomy & Physiology II

3

PRF-302

Pathophysiology of Cardiopulmonary Bypass I

5

PRF-311

Junior Seminar I

3

PRF-333

Pharmacology

3

 

Spring Quarter

PRF-303

Pathophysiology of Cardiopulmonary Bypass II

5

PRF-312

Junior Seminar II

5

PRF-381

Introduction to Research and Project Design

3

IDS-510

Health Care in America

2

 

Summer Quarter

PRF-313

Junior Seminar III

3

PRF-431

Clinical Experience I

10

PRF-441

Project Design and Research I

2

 

Year 2

Fall Quarter

PRF-432

Clinical Experience II

10

PRF-442

Project Design and Research II

2

PRF-451

Senior Seminar I

2

 

Winter Quarter

PRF-433

Clinical Experience III

10

PRF-443

Project Design and Research III

2

PRF-452

Senior Seminar II

2

 

Spring Quarter

PRF-434

Clinical Experience IV

10

PRF-444

Project Design and Research IV

2

PRF-453

Senior Seminar III

2

   

Hours Required for BS Degree:

99

 
 

Master of Science Curriculum

 

Year 1

Fall Quarter

CHS-501

Biostatistics

3

PRF-501

Introduction to Perfusion Technology**

3

PRF-521

Anatomy & Physiology I

5

HHV-504

Ethics in Healthcare

2

     

Winter Quarter

CHS-502

Research Methods

3

PRF-522

Anatomy & Physiology II

3

PRF-502

Pathophysiology of Cardiopulmonary Bypass I**

5

PRF-510

Seminar I**

3

PRF-523

Pharmacology**

3

 

Spring Quarter

PRF-503

Pathophysiology of Cardiopulmonary Bypass II**

6

PRF-511

Seminar II**

5

PRF-541

Project Design and Research

3

IDS-510

Health Care in America

2

     

Summer Quarter

PRF-512

Seminar III**

3

PRF-531

Clinical Experience I**

10

PRF-542

Master's Project I

2

PRF-552

Advanced Topics: Educational Methods**

2

 

Year 2

Fall Quarter

PRF-551

Advanced Topics: Cardiac Physiology

2

PRF-513

Seminar IV**

2

PRF-532

Clinical Experience II**

10

PRF-543

Master's Project II

2

 

Winter Quarter

PRF-533

Clinical Experience III**

10

PRF-544

Master's Project III

2

PRF-553

Advance Topics: Management

2

 

Spring Quarter

PRF-534

Clinical Experience IV**

10

PRF-545

Master's Project IV

2

PRF-554

Advanced Topics: Cardiac Pharmacology

2

 

Hours Required for MS Degree:

106

 
** denotes required term papers