Taught course

Perfusion Science (PG Cert)

Institution
University of Bristol · Bristol Heart Institute
Qualifications
PGCert

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Entry requirements

Usually at least a lower second-class honours degree or equivalent in a science, medicine or clinical-related subject is required. However, non-standard applications will be considered taking into account previous academic qualifications and relevant professional experience.

This course is specifically for Limited Registrant clinical perfusionist scientists to enable them to obtain full accreditation status as a perfusionist in Great Britain or Ireland. Applicants must have secured a clinical perfusion scientist Limited Registrant post at an accredited centre in Great Britain or Ireland. Limited Registrants will usually have a primary perfusion qualification from overseas, and a minimum experience of 12 months post-qualifying experience, or be GB or Ireland accredited perfusionists who have not practised for 4 years or more.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The programme includes high-quality, research-led education that focuses on adult and paediatric perfusion principles and practice. This addresses both the academic and professional requirements to enable perfusionists to practice in Great Britain or Ireland.

The programme is specifically for Limited Registrant clinical perfusion scientists who have secured a post at an accredited cardiac centre in Great Britain or Ireland. Limited Registrants will usually have a primary perfusion qualification from overseas, and a minimum experience of 12 months post-qualifying experience, or be GB or Ireland accredited perfusionists who have not practised for 4 years or more.

It will equip you with enhanced knowledge, understanding and critical awareness of the current approaches and emerging research in the field. It includes:

  • Advanced physiology of organs that are affected by cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) and thereby relevant to perfusion science.
  • Composition and function of blood and implications of transfusion and use of CPB on function.
  • Principles and practical aspects of the currently used techniques in adult and paediatric perfusion science.

The programme provides a firm theoretical grounding in the basic scientific principles and clinical applications of perfusion science. In conjunction with work-based practical training, this will provide you with the essential skills for employment or further qualifications in this field.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCert
    part time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Enquiries Team
Email
choosebristol-pg@bristol.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 117 394 1649