PG Certificate (Postgraduate Certificate) Perfusion ScienceFind a programme
New programme for 2021
|Faculty||Faculty of Health Sciences|
|Awards available||PG Certificate (Postgraduate Certificate)|
|Programme length||One year part-time|
|Location of programme||Clifton campus|
|Part-time study available||
Yes, part-time only
Students study by blended learning while working / training as Limited Registrant perfusionists in accredited hospitals in Great Britain or Ireland. In person teaching is delivered in three intensive study weeks in Bristol. Self-directed learning and assessments are undertaken remotely in allocated home study weeks.
|Start date||September 2021|
The programme includes high-quality, research-led education that focuses on adult and paediatric perfusion principles and practice. This addresses both the academic and professional requirements to enable perfusionists to practice in the UK or Ireland.
The programme is specifically for Limited Registrant clinical perfusion scientists who have secured a post at an accredited cardiac centre in GB or Ireland. Limited Registrants will usually have a primary perfusion qualification from overseas, and a minimum experience of 12 months post-qualifying experience, or be GB or Ireland accredited perfusionists who have not practised for 4 years or more.
It will equip you with enhanced knowledge, understanding and critical awareness of the current approaches and emerging research in the field. It includes:
- 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.
- Principles and practical aspects of the currently used techniques in adult and paediatric perfusion science.
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.
Fees for 2021/22
We charge an annual tuition fee. Fees for 2021/22 are as follows:
- UK: part-time
- Overseas (including EU): part-time
- Channel I./IoM: part-time
Fees are subject to an annual review. For programmes that last longer than one year, please budget for up to a five per cent increase in fees each year. Find out more about tuition fees.
University of Bristol students and graduates can benefit from a ten per cent reduction in tuition fees for postgraduate study. Check your eligibility for an alumni scholarship.
Funding for 2021/22
Further information on funding for prospective UK, EU and international postgraduate students.
This programme is delivered in a blended learning format, utilising both campus-based teaching and distance (on-line) learning. You will be required to attend Bristol for four one-week blocks during the year, for either lectures, tutorials and practical sessions or exams. All units are mandatory.
The programme is composed of three units taught in Bristol:
- Anatomy and physiology of organs affected by CPB
- Adult CPB principles and practice
- Paediatric perfusion and circulatory support
plus the work-based training and assessment unit in your hospital training centre.
Visit our programme catalogue for full details of the structure and unit content for our PG Certificate in Perfusion Science.
Usually a upper second-class honours degree (or, exceptionally, a lower second-class honours degree) or equivalent in a science or medicine-related subject is required. This course is specifically for Limited Registrant clinical perfusionists scientists to enable them to obtain full accreditation status as a perfusionist in Great Britain or Ireland. Applicants must have secured a clinical perfusion scientist Limited Registrant post at an accredited centre in Great Britain or Ireland. Limited Registrants will usually have a primary perfusion qualification from overseas, and a minimum experience of 12 months post-qualifying experience, or be GB or Ireland accredited perfusionists who have not practised for 4 years or more.
See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.
English language requirements
If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
Further information about English language requirements and profile levels.
Read the programme admissions statement for important information on entry requirements, the application process and supporting documents required.
Completion of this programme allows graduates to practice as clinical perfusion scientists in GB or Ireland.
July 31 2021 for international applicants. 19 August 2021 for UK applicants. Early applications recommended.
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