Master of Science Cardiovascular Perfusion

The MSCVP program learning outcomes are:

  • Develop cardiovascular perfusion competence (skills, knowledge, behaviors) that are portable across national and international healthcare and professional and professional environments.
  • Facilitate a positive outcome for patients undergoing cardiopulmonary bypass.
  • Gain expertise in medical, biological, and physical sciences in relation to cardiovascular perfusion.
  • Facilitate adequate circulatory support with the use of ancillary devices.
  • Develop circuit designs and adaptations.
  • Cultivate a commitment to the enhancement of the cardiovascular perfusion profession.

The MSCVP program has a total of 90 credits over five consecutive semesters. The curriculum aligns with the Master's degree level standard of Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) and the ABCP Qualifications   Framework. It also provides the appropriate depth and breadth of knowledge, applied, specialized preparation in critical thinking and scholarly research, problem-solving and analysis, communications, leadership, professional capacity, and autonomy in the field of cardiovascular perfusion.

Students are evaluated for both the didactic courses and clinical assignments. The following policies are applied to the MSCVP program:

  • A student must maintain an overall GPA of B (3.0 on a 4.0 scale) in order to graduate.
  • A student can repeat a course if the grade in a course is below C+. The maximum credits a student in the MSCVP program can retake is 9.
  • In clinical rotation assignments, a student is evaluated by the clinical instructor as outlined in the syllabus of each clinical course. A final grade of B or higher is needed in order to receive a passing mark.
  • If a MSCVP student does not successfully complete Clinical Rotation I, II, III, IV, V, or VI, the student will be dismissed from the program, with appropriate warning and opportunity for remediation. The Program Director and Clinical Coordinator will establish policies regarding Satisfactory Academic Performance Warning, Probation and Dismissal. A student dismissed for unsatisfactory academic progress may reapply to the program in the future.