Course Descriptions

Introduction to Human Pathology (69:133)

Semester Hours: 4

Offered: Fall

Description: Human disease; basic disease processes, organ-related and multisystem diseases; case analysis

Prerequisite: None

Drug Mechanisms and Actions (71:130)

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 (193:161)

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 (193:162)

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 (193:163)

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 (193:164)

Semester Hours: 3

Description: Continuation of 193:163; setup of the extracorporeal circuit, ancillary duties of the perfusionist

Prerequisite: 22S:101, 069:133, 193:161, 193:162, 193:163

Clinical Experience III (193:165)

Semester Hours: 12

Description: Continuation of 193:164; management of cardiopulmonary bypass system

Prerequisite: 071:130, 193:164, 193:170, 193:171

Clinical Experience IV (193:166)

Semester Hours: 12

Description: Continuation of 193:165; emphasis on supply maintenance, perfusion department management

Prerequisite: 193:165

Perfusion Seminar (193:167)

Semester Hours: 1

Description: Ethics in perfusion

Prerequisite: Perfusion Technology Program enrollment

Research in Perfusion (193:168)

Semester Hours: 1

Description: Topic selection to manuscript

Prerequisite: Perfusion Technology Program enrollment

Clinical Experience V (193:169)

Semester Hours: 12

Description: Continuation of 193:166

Prerequisite: 193:166

Principle and Practice of Perfusion Technology (193:170)

Semester Hours: 6

Description: Hypothermia, hemodilution, left heart bypass, dialysis, ultrafiltration, membrane and bubbler oxygenation

Prerequisite: 22S:101, 069:133, 193:161, 193:162, 193:163

Devices in Perfusion Technology (193:171)

Semester Hours: 3

Description: Components of extracorporeal circuit, in vitro laboratory evaluation of components

Prerequisite: 22S:101, 069:133, 193:161, 193:162, 193:163