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PERF 8500 - Cardiovascular Perfusion Clinical 5

Cardiovascular Perfusion Part-time Studies Course

School of Health Sciences

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Course Details

Cardiovascular Perfusion Clinical 5 is a focused rotation in Pediatric Perfusion to take place at pediatric acute care hospital. Students will review concepts of fetal development and gain an expanded knowledge of most common congenital heart defects and their surgical corrections. Students will assist in the preparation and application of safe Cardiopulmonary Bypass in the pediatric patient. A thorough knowledge will be gained in the concept and application of Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation.


PERF 8200





Fall 2020

Below is one offering of this course for the Fall 2020 term.

CRN 43531

Mon Dec 28 - Fri Jun 25 3 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Dec 28 - Jun 25 Other Online Delivery


Robert Chalus

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim




  1. Clinical lab format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. This Clinical Practicum is reserved for students who have been accepted into the Cardiovascular Perfusion Advanced Specialty Certificate program. Contact details for the PTS Program Assistant for Perfusion: Melanie on 604-451-7137, email

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Discuss fetal cardiac development.
  • Name common Pediatric congenital heart defects and describe their surgical corrections.
  • Assist in the preparation of the pediatric CPB circuit.
  • Assist in the initiation, maintenance and weaning from pediatric CPB.
  • Describe how ECMO relates to the care of the pediatric patient.
  • Communicate effectively during the procedure with all members of the health care team.
  • Review case post-op, reflect on individual performance and set goals for improvement.

Effective as of Spring/Summer 2016

Related Programs

PERF 8500 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Health Sciences

  1. Cardiovascular Perfusion
    Part-time/Distance & Online Learning   Advanced Certificate


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