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Course summary

This blended learning 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 Great Britain or Ireland. The programme is specifically for Limited Registrant clinical perfusion scientists who have secured a post at an accredited cardiac 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. 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 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 further qualifications in this field.

Assessment method

https://bristol.ac.uk/study/media/postgraduate/admissions-statements/2023/pgcert-perfusion-science.pdf


How to apply

International applicants

The University of Bristol welcomes applications from international students and accepts a wide range of qualifications for postgraduate study. If you study or have studied at a university outside the UK, please select the relevant page for further information on qualifications, scholarships and education representatives in your country/region: bristol.ac.uk/international/countries

Entry requirements

Usually at least a lower second-class honours degree or equivalent in a science, medicine or clinical-related subject is required. However, non-standard applications will be considered taking into account previous academic qualifications and relevant professional experience. This course is specifically for Limited Registrant clinical perfusionist 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.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £3960 Year 1
Northern Ireland £3960 Year 1
Scotland £3960 Year 1
Wales £3960 Year 1
Channel Islands £3960 Year 1
EU £9600 Year 1
International £9600 Year 1

Additional fee information

Fees are subject to an annual review. For programmes that last longer than one year, please budget for up to an 8% increase in fees each year. For more information, please view the programme page on our website.
Perfusion Science at University of Bristol - UCAS