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Course Descriptions

Introduction to Human Pathology (PATH:8133)

Semester Hours: 4
Offered: Fall
Description: Human disease; basic disease processes, organ-related and multisystem diseases; case analysis
Prerequisite: None

Drug Mechanisms and Actions (PCOL:4130)

Semester Hours: 3
Offered: Spring
Description: Introduction to principles of pharmacology, pharmacologic actions of drugs
Prerequisite: Undergraduate biochemistry and physiology courses, or consent of instructor; science background

Instrumentation in Perfusion Technology (PERF:4161)

Semester Hours: 3
Description: Electrical circuitry, filters, pressure transducers, themistors, cardiac output computers, fluid dynamics, intra-aortic balloon pumps, blood gas analyzers
Prerequisite: Perfusion Technology Program enrollment

Pathophysiology of Perfusion Technology (PERF:4162)

Semester Hours: 5
Description: Hemostasis, acid base physiology, gas transfer, heart anatomy, heart embryology, congenital cardiac defects
Prerequisite: Perfusion Technology Program enrollment

Clinical Experience I (PERF:4163)

Semester Hours: 2
Description: Perfusion in operating room; patient work-up, observation and reporting on extracorporeal setup, surgical procedure
Prerequisite: Perfusion Technology Program enrollment

Clinical Experience II (PERF:4164)

Semester Hours: 3
Description: Continuation of PERF:4163; setup of the extracorporeal circuit, ancillary duties of the perfusionist
Prerequisite: STAT:3510, PATH:8133, PERF:4161, PERF:4162, PERF:4163

Clinical Experience III (PERF:4165)

Semester Hours: 12
Description: Continuation of 193:164; management of cardiopulmonary bypass system
Prerequisite: PCOL:4130, PERF:4164, PERF:4170, PERF:4171

Clinical Experience IV (PERF:4166)

Semester Hours: 12
Description: Continuation of PERF:4165; emphasis on supply maintenance, perfusion department management
Prerequisite: PERF:4165

Perfusion Seminar (PERF:4167)

Semester Hours: 1
Description: Ethics in perfusion
Prerequisite: Perfusion Technology Program enrollment

Research in Perfusion (PERF:4168)

Semester Hours: 1
Description: Topic selection to manuscript
Prerequisite: Perfusion Technology Program enrollment

Clinical Experience V (PERF:4169)

Semester Hours: 12
Description: Continuation of PERF:4166
Prerequisite: PERF:4166

Principle and Practice of Perfusion Technology (PERF:4170)

Semester Hours: 6
Description: Hypothermia, hemodilution, left heart bypass, dialysis, ultrafiltration, membrane and bubbler oxygenation
Prerequisite: STAT:3510, PERF:4133, PERF:4161, PERF:4162, PERF:4163

Devices in Perfusion Technology (PERF:4171)

Semester Hours: 3
Description: Components of extracorporeal circuit, in vitro laboratory evaluation of components
Prerequisite: STAT:3510, PERF:4133, PERF:4161, PERF:4162, PERF:4163