"The Society of Clinical Perfusion Scientists of Great Britain and Ireland and The College of Clinical Perfusion Scientists of Great Britain and Ireland have worked in partnership with the University of Bristol to create a multifaceted MSc programme which addresses both the academic and professional requirements of our trainee clinical perfusion scientists. Bristol University is the only institution to offer the MSc Perfusion Science course which allows the first step to registration with The College of Clinical Perfusion Scientists of Great Britain. This MSc provides high-quality, research-led education that is focused on the needs and expectation of students interested in perfusion science."
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MSc Perfusion Science
The course covers:
Advanced physiology and disease states of organs that are affected by cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) and thereby relevant to perfusion science.
Composition and function of blood and implications of transfusion and use of CPB on function.
Detailed knowledge regarding pathobiology, epidemiology and symptoms of cardiovascular diseases (coronary artery disease, valve and heart disease, paediatric heart disease) and their current treatments.
Current pre-clinical and clinical research to improve the treatment of patients with cardiovascular disease.
A theoretical background in quantitative statistics leading to more advanced knowledge on clinical trial design and management.
Principles and practical aspects of the currently used techniques in adult and paediatric perfusion science.
The key elements of a well-designed research project. The programme provides a firm theoretical grounding in the basic scientific principles and clinical applications of perfusion science. In conjunction with work-based practical training, this will provide you with the essential skills for employment or a further degree in this field. In addition, you will also be introduced to key practical techniques that you will require as a perfusion scientist.
Register with the College as a Trainee Clinical Perfusion Scientist by clicking the button below. Applicants must have secured a Clinical Perfusion Scientist trainee position at an accredited training centre in Great Britain or Ireland before applying. Trainees can also register on the MSc Perfusion Science course at the University of Bristol by clicking the button below. A checklist for trainees registering on the University of Bristol course and a sponsorship form to be completed by the appointing hospital can be found in the useful downloads section above.