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Perfusion Equipment and Techniques 3 PERF 7220

Cardiovascular Perfusion Course

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 deals with ancillary perfusion technologies used in the support of patients with cardiovascular and non-cardiovascular pathologies. The Clinical Perfusionist must have a thorough understanding of all related technologies, and educated to a level that enables them to take a lead in patient care outside of the routine Perfusion environment. This process is essential for Perfusionists working within a cardiovascular centre.




Domestic fees


Course offerings

Spring/Summer 2024

Below is one offering of PERF 7220 for the Spring/Summer 2024 term.

CRN 60863


Mon Apr 22 - Fri Aug 02 (15 weeks)

  • 15 weeks
  • CRN 60863
  • Domestic fees $1340.99
    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

Robert Leslie

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Domestic fees


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

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Assess the concepts and application related to OPCAB, Robotic and Port Access techniques
  • Describe equipment and techniques used during repair of the thoracic/abdominal aorta
  • Differentiate the practice and application of hemofiltration and dialysis on CPB.
  • Outline the mechanics, physiology and use of an Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump
  • Assess the function, application and limitations of intra-operative blood conservation techniques
  • Analyze the indications and application of isolated limb perfusion
  • Evaluate the specific strategies and procedures solid organ preservation for transplantation
  • List the donor and recipient selection criteria for organ transplantation, and discuss equipment and techniques.
  • Describe commonly used Ventricular Assist Devices
  • Analyze the indications, selection and application of Extra Corporeal Life Support (ECLS)
  • Online the management of special cases potentially seen in cardiac surgery.
  • Describe the specific strategies used to deal with potentially catastrophic situations on CPB

Effective as of Spring/Summer 2016

Related Programs

Perfusion Equipment and Techniques 3 (PERF 7220) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Health Sciences

  1. Cardiovascular Perfusion
    Advanced Certificate Part-time


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