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Perfusion is defined as those functions necessary for the support, treatment, measurement, or supplementation of the cardiopulmonary and circulatory system of the patient. Course involves the study of physiology, pathology and associated equipment used to support and or assume the function of the heart and or lungs during medical procedures. The perfusion technologist prepares and operates the heart-lung machine and other sophisticated equipment as directed by healthcare physicians

Perfusion Technology is a branch of science which deals with the study of physiology, pathology and associated equipment used to support and/or assume the function of the heart and/or lungs during medical procedures. It is a three years course having six semesters. The students of perfusion technology must have a thorough understanding of both respiratory and circulatory systems, and be able to operate complex equipments.

The Perfusionist utilizes technology such as heart/lung machines, ventricular assist devices and artificial hearts, as well as pharmacological interventions to maintain the patient during the period of circulatory support. Perfusionologist is a healthcare professional who controls the cardiopulmonary bypass machine during cardiac surgery and various kinds of other surgeries that requires Perfusionologist to have control of the patient's physiology status."

Course Level - Graduate
Duration - 3 Years
Number Of Seats - 2
Examination Type - Semesters
Eligibility - 10+2
Admission Process - Entrance Test- JENPAS (UG)
Approved By - West Bengal University of Health Science
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B.Sc - Perfusion
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Curriculum
1st Year

1) Basic Science
  • Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Physics & Biophysics
  • Biochemistry
2) Basic Nursing
  • Patient Care
  • Patient monitoring & relevant gadget
3) Basic Anaesthesia, Basic Surgery
  • Basic Anaesthesia
  • Basic Surgery
4) Community Health, Environmental Science
  • Community Health
  • Environmental science
2nd Year

1) Basic Science
  • Pathology
  • Microbiology
  • Pharmacology
2) Perfusion Science
  • Physiology of CPB & drugs used during CPB
  • Instruments of CPB
4) Laboratory Sciences
  • Basics of Haematology
  • Basic clinical investigations
  • Basics of imaging studies
5) Central Sterilization & Supply Department (CSSD)
  • Basic steps and materials used in CSSD
  • Advanced CSSD
3rd Year

1) Perfusion Science 2 (for PT)
  • Pathophysiology of CPB & their relation to cardiac surgery
  • Recent advances in CPB
2) Clinical medicine & paediatrics (for all course)
  • Respiratory & cardiovascular system
  • Specific organ dysfunction
  • Paediatrics
3) Clinical Surgery including orthopaedics (for all courses)
  • Clinical surgery
  • Orthopaedic surgery
4) Gynaecology, Obstetrics, Ophthalmology, ENT
  • Gynaecology & Obstetrics
  • Ophthalmology
  • Otorhinolaryngology

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