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Cardiovascular Perfusion | Curriculum

The CVP curriculum spans 21 consecutive months and consists of didactic and clinical education. Students begin with core curriculum courses in physiology and pharmacology in other colleges on the MUSC campus. During the first year, students take specific CVP course work which includes: Perfusion Technology I and II, Medical Instrumentation, Computers, Pathophysiology, and Research Methods. CVP students are introduced to the medical care setting in the first two semesters with clinical observation in the operating room, cardiac catheterization laboratory, dialysis and echocardiography labs. The last nine months are spent primarily in the clinical and research environment. Students participate in outside clinical perfusion rotations, a thoracic surgery rotation, and also serve as student clinical coordinator for the perfusion service.

 Year Semester CourseCredit Hours
1FallECT-301Perfusion Technology I   4
  ECT-310Introduction to Statistics and Research Methods3
  ECT-313Clinical and Laboratory Instrumentation4
  ECT-320Seminar I1
  ECT-348Computers in Perfusion Technology1
  ECT-510 Physiology6
  IP-710Transforming Healthcare2
   Total Semester Hours21
1SpringECT-330Seminar II1
  ECT-335Perfusion Technology II5
  ECT-340Fundamentals of Clinical Acid Base Chemistry2
  ECT-355Research Planning and Design I1
  ECT-360Pathophysiology for Perfusion Technology4
  ECT-610Pharmacology for Perfusion4
   Total Semester Hours17
1SummerECT-331Principles and Practices of Perfusion Technology7
  ECT-345Clinical Experience I6
  ECT-461Research Planning and Design II1
  ECT-400Intro to Clinical Perfusion Through Simulation3
  ECT-464ECT in Pediatric Heart Surgery2
   Total Semester Hours19
2FallECT-410Seminar III1
  ECT-453Clinical Experience II A6
  ECT-454Clinical Experience II B6
  ECT-462Special Projects I1
   Total Semester Hours14
2SpringECT-420Seminar IV1
  ECT-456Clinical Experience III A6
  ECT-457Clincal Experience III B6
  ECT-463Special Projects II1
   Total Semester Hours14
  Total Credit Hours85
Last Published with Edits:May 3, 2017 2:53 PM
Last Comprehensive Review: June 2016