Taught course

Perfusion Science

Institution
University of Bristol · Department of Exercise, Nutrition and Health Sciences
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

An upper second-class honours degree (or, exceptionally, lower second-class honours degree ) in a science or medicine-related subject. Applicants must have secured a clinical perfusion scientist trainee position in Great Britain or Ireland.

See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This programme addresses both academic and professional requirements: it integrates academic knowledge and understanding with both the needs of the working professional clinical perfusion scientist and the demands of professional registration with the Society of Clinical Perfusion Scientists of Great Britain and Ireland (SCPS).

It will develop your interest in and knowledge and understanding of perfusion science. Successful completion of the programme will lead to accreditation as a clinical perfusion scientist by the SCPS.

This MSc provides high-quality, research-led education that is focused on the needs and expectation of students interested in perfusion science. It will equip you with enhanced knowledge, understanding and critical awareness of the current approaches and emerging research in the field. It will cover:

  • Advanced physiology and disease states 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.
  • Detailed knowledge regarding pathobiology, epidemiology and symptoms of cardiovascular diseases (coronary artery disease, valve and heart disease, paediatric heart disease) and their current treatments.
  • Current pre-clinical and clinical research to improve the treatment of patients with cardiovascular disease.
  • A theoretical background in quantitative statistics leading to more advanced knowledge on clinical trial design and management.
  • Principles and practical aspects of the currently used techniques in adult and paediatric perfusion science.
  • The key elements of a well-designed research project.

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 a further degree in this field. In addition, you will also be introduced to key practical techniques that you will require as a perfusion scientist.

Information for international students

Please visit our website for Country specific information.

Fees and funding

UK students
£3,800
International students
£9,400

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
48 months

Course contact details

Name
Professor Sarah Jane George Director
Email
socscardiology-msc@bristol.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 117 342 3154