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Perfusion Equipment and Techniques 1 PERF 7200

Cardiovascular Perfusion Course

International Fees

International fees are typically 3.12 times the domestic tuition. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.

Course details

Cardiopulmonary bypass is a proven technology utilized in a variety of surgeries mostly involving the heart. As a Cardiovascular Perfusionist you are required to be the professional body responsible for the techniques and safe application of extracorporeal circuitry. This course will teach you about the equipment and the various techniques used to safely conduct cardiopulmonary bypass. Descriptions of the most common surgeries requiring Cardiopulmonary Bypass will also be discussed.


  • No prerequisites are required for this course.



Domestic fees


Course offerings

Fall 2024

Below is one offering of PERF 7200 for the Fall 2024 term.

CRN 42235


Tue Sep 03 - Fri Dec 13 (15 weeks)

  • 15 weeks
  • CRN 42235
  • Domestic fees $1368.00
    International fees are typically 3.12 times the domestic tuition.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 03 - Dec 13 N/A N/A Online

Robert Leslie

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Domestic fees


Important information
  1. Internet delivery 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 3.12 times the domestic tuition. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  5. This is an online course requiring computer and internet access. This course is reserved for students who have been accepted into the Cardiovascular Perfusion Advanced Specialty Certificate program. Textbooks will be available for purchase at the BCIT Burnaby Campus Bookstore approximately six weeks before the start of term. Your Program Assistant will be in contact with you via email with course registration details prior to the course start date. For PTS Perfusion inquiries, please contact:

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Describe:
    • the history and evolution of open – heart surgery
    • the most common types of heart and aortic surgeries
    • the major components of the heart/lung machine
  • Analyze the general design of components that constitute the extra corporeal circuit (ECC)
  • Describe priming of the EC circuit and the solutions used to prime the EC circuit
  • Describe the systemic effects of the ECC on blood components and the inflammatory response
  • Describe the importance of maintaining aseptic and sterile techniques
  • Explain the principles involved in cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB)
  • Describe common open heart surgical procedures related to cardiovascular anatomy and physiology
  • Analyze the concept of hemodilution and its physiological effects during CPB
  • Apply concepts involved in myocardial protection while on CPB
  • Differentiate the various cannulation techniques used for CPB and cardioplegia delivery
  • Explain the principles involved in the initiation, maintenance, and termination of Cardiopulmonary bypass
  • Illustrate the techniques used in initiation, maintenance and weaning from CPB
  • Analyze the concept of metabolic demand of the body and myocardium during CPB
  • Determine the effects of Acid-base balance, Flow/pressure, autoregulation, temperature and anaesthesia have on metabolism
  • Describe the components of the heart lung machine and heater-cooler units

Effective as of Spring/Summer 2016

Related Programs

Perfusion Equipment and Techniques 1 (PERF 7200) is offered as a part of the following programs:

  • Indicates programs accepting international students.
  • Indicates programs with a co-op option.

School of Health Sciences

  1. Cardiovascular Perfusion
    Advanced Certificate Part-time


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