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International Fees

International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.

Course details

This course is an overview of the major physiological changes that occur to humans from utero to adulthood including the embryologic development of the heart, common cardiovascular lesions as well as the coagulation and inflammation systems. Pediatric perfusion techniques and practices and the differences in pharmacological and anticoagulation management in children will be explored. Myocardial protection, long-term mechanical support and major adverse outcomes will also be covered. A thorough understanding of the content of this course will be essential for developing a career in Pediatric Perfusion in the future.

Prerequisite(s)

Credits

5.0

Domestic fees

$1,011.31

Course offerings

Spring/Summer 2024

Below is one offering of PERF 7300 for the Spring/Summer 2024 term.

CRN 60865

Duration

Mon Apr 22 - Fri Aug 02 (15 weeks)

  • 15 weeks
  • CRN 60865
  • Domestic fees $1011.31
    International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 22 - Aug 02 N/A N/A Distance
Instructor

Robert Chalus

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Domestic fees

$1011.31

Important information
  1. Guided learning format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  4. International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  5. This online Learning Hub course requires computer and internet access. This course is reserved for students who have been accepted into the Cardiovascular Perfusion Advanced Specialty Certificate program. Students must have successfully completed all Term 2 courses. The PTS Program Assistant for Cardiovascular Perfusion can be reached at perfusion@bcit.ca.
Status

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Describe the basic embryological development of the heart.
  • Analyze the physiological changes that occur from birth to adulthood.
  • Understand the basic congenital heart lesions and the surgical procedure for each.
  • Describe the differences in pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics in children as well as variances in the dosing and monitoring of important drugs used during heart surgery.
  • Understand the importance of the developmental immaturity in the coagulation system and the effects on bleeding and thrombosis complications in infant heart surgery.
  • Describe the evidence based practice for managing and monitoring anticoagulation during CPB. Analyze the current blood management protocols used for infants during CPB and risks of transfusion.
  • Practice the development of an infant perfusion circuit and understand each device and component necessary for optimal perfusion. In addition, understand the various techniques and practices required for pediatric perfusion especially in the very young (DHCA, myocardial protection, long-term mechanical support).
  • Understand the common adverse outcomes and possible ways to mitigate during bypass.

Effective as of Spring/Summer 2016

Related Programs

Pediatric Perfusion (PERF 7300) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Health Sciences

  1. Cardiovascular Perfusion
    Advanced Certificate Part-time

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