CPE Curriculum

Plan of Instruction

The program is 21 months in length.

Phase I
The first two semesters consist of clinical experience plus didactic course work that includes classes in clinical perfusion, pathology, pharmacology, research methodology, management, and electronics.

Phase II
The Summer Session, in between the first and second years, introduces the student to the applied aspects of extra-corporeal circulation through wet-lab experiences and simulated cardiopulmonary bypass procedures. During this semester the students also continue their clinical education at The Nebraska Medical Center.

Phase III
The remaining 8 months consist of clinical rotations (1 to 2 months in length) at outside clinical affiliate hospitals. Finalization of the student's research project is also completed.

Outside employment is discouraged during the the program. While every effort will be made to assist a student if a difficulty should arise due to classes or health, the student must complete the previous classes or rotations before advancing to the next semester.

DIVISION OF CLINICAL PERFUSION EDUCATION
UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA MEDICAL CENTER
Curriculum 2010-2011

TOTAL CURRICULUM HOURS 78

*All students do not take the CLPR 720 and 725 course each semester. Those not taking either course will either take a second CLPR 730 or 735 class, or a Pediatric Perfusion Elective.

For a complete list of course descriptions, click here.

Fall-Semester I

    Spring-
Semester II
   
Course # Title Hours    Course# Title Hours   

CLPR 502
CLPR 505
CLPR 506
CLPR 702
PAMM 690
SAHP 530
SAHP 723

Intro to Perfusion Technology
Perfusion Concepts I
Applied Clinical Practices
Perfusion Seminar I
Pathology, Biology of Disease
Scanning the Healthcare Environment
Principles of Critical Inquiry
TOTAL

2
4
2
1
5
1
2
17

CLPR 512
CLPR 515
CLPR 520
CLPR 703
CLPR 705
PHAR 507
SAHP 531

Perfusion Techniques
Perfusion Concepts II
Thesis Development
Perfusion Seminar II
Pediatric Perfusion
Pharmacology
Management in Health Care
TOTAL

2
4
1
1
3
5
2
18

Summer-
Semester III
    Fall-
Semester IV
   
Course# Title Hours     Course # Title Hours

CLPR 501
CLPR 701
CLPR 708
CLPR 710
CLPR 715
CLPR 718
CLPR 795

Applied Electronics and Biomedical Monitoring    
In Vitro/In Vivo Lab Procedures
Journal Review
Thesis Development II
Clinical Rotation Perfusion I
Clinical Rotation Perfusion II 
Medical Ethics
TOTAL

3
2
1
1
5
5
2
19

CLPR 711
CLPR 720
CLPR 722
CLPR 730

Thesis Development III
Clinical Rotation Pediatric Perfusion I
Perfusion Seminar III 
Clinical Rotation Perfusion III
TOTAL

1
5
1
5
12

Spring- Semester V    
Course # Title Hours

CLPR 712
CLPR 723
CLPR 725
CLPR 735

Thesis Development IV
Perfusion Seminar IV
Clinical Rotation Pediatric Perfusion II
Clinical Rotation Perfusion IV
TOTAL

1
1
5
5
12

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