Michener Institute of Education at UHN - Graduate Programs

Cardiovascular Perfusion Technology

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Program Information

School:Michener Institute of Education at UHN - Graduate Programs
Field of Study:Cardiology
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
Physical Sciences
Science, Technology and Society
Description:Cardiovascular Perfusionists are important members of the open-heart surgical team, whose primary role is to conduct cardiopulmonary bypass using a heart-lung machine and other ancillary equipment. They closely monitor the patient's blood flow and other vital signs during open heart surgery and are also responsible for administering intravenous fluids, blood products, and anesthetic drugs. Perfusionists are also experts of other life support equipment, such as ventricular assist devices and intraaortic balloon pumps.

The program begins with a one-week residential orientation, which prepares learners to transition to the online (distributed) learning environment. Learners then spend a component of the first semester studying from their home. While in the online component of the program, learners will engage with the learning material and interact with instructors and other learners using discussion forums, instant messaging, and other information and communication technologies. In the latter half of the first semester, learners return to The Michener Institute of Applied Health Sciences to continue the application of their learning in a modern laboratory setting. The delivery method for the second semester is similar to the first, except for the addition of a residential readiness for practice component that occurs in the institution’s high-fidelity simulation suite. The third and fourth semesters are comprised of advanced cardiovascular perfusionist techniques and hospital based clinical education.

Graduates will receive The Michener Institute's Graduate Diploma in Health Science (Cardiovascular Perfusion). Program length may differ for International Students. Please see the International Students page for more information.

This program is offered every other year.
URL:Cardiovascular Perfusion Technology at Michener Institute of Education at UHN - Graduate Programs
Length:16 Month(s)

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites:*These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    Applicants to the Cardiovascular Perfusion program must possess qualifications from either of these two options:
    A. Bachelor's degree AND Respiratory Therapist (RRT) or Registered Nurse (RN) AND Critical care experience within the last 5 years. CGPA will be calculated using entire undergraduate education for ranking purposes. All documents relevant to training and/or experience (resume or CV). A letter from an employer stating a minimum of one year of critical care experience within the past five years (if applicable).

    B. Bachelor's degree AND Successful completion of the following university courses: Human Anatomy (with Lab) or Human Physiology; Algebra or Calculus; General Physics (including lab component); Physical Chemistry. Minimum of 0.5 credit for each prerequisite with minimum grade of 60%. CGPA will be calculated using entire undergraduate education for ranking purposes.
    Application Notes : Applicants for whom English is a second language must provide proof of an English language assessment. Deadline for submission is February 1st.
    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Resume/Curriculum Vitae

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on August 05, 2012