HEALTH SCIENCES A.S.
CONCENTRATIONS IN THE DISCIPLINE

CARDIOVASCULAR PERFUSION

Cardiovascular Perfusionists work directly with cardiac surgeons to replace lung and heart function during cardiac surgery. They work with sophisticated equipment commonly known as bypass machines. Cardiovascular perfusionists have little to no patient contact. Students are admitted to SUNY Upstate Medical University on a Fall rotation. A maximum of 6 students are admitted each rotation. Students that graduate from the SUNY Upstate program are eligible to take the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion’s National Certification Exam.

COURSES CREDIT HOURS
A. LIBERAL ARTS REQUIREMENTS
(for a Cayuga degree)
Math Elective 106, 108 or 214 (Math 214 recommended) 3
ENGL 270 Technical Writing 3
Other World Civilizations or The Arts Elective (Gen. Ed. Category 6 or 8) 3
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology 3
History Elective (HIST 101, 102, 103, 104 or 105) 3
Health Elective (Any HLTH designation) 1
Phys. Education Electives (Any PE designation) 2
Liberal Arts Electives (Cannot be an ART, MUSI, THA, GIS, ENGR or ELEC designation) 14
SUB-TOTAL 32
COURSES CREDIT HOURS
B. CORE COURSE ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS
(SUNY Upstate)
Requires attendance before an interview at a clinical observation of a perfusion procedure or attendance at a perfusion presentation on the SUNY Upstate campus or attendance at a Perfusion shadow day, and the following:
BIOL 203/204 Anatomy & Physiology I, II
BIOL 103/104 Biological Principles I, II
BIOL 106 Zoology (Any combination of the above courses to total 8 credits)- BIOL 103/104 recommended 8
CHEM 103 General Chemistry I 4
CHEM 104 General Chemistry II 4
ENGL 101 Freshman English I 3
ENGL 102 Freshman English II 3
MATH 104 College Algebra and Trigonometry (or Higher) 3
PHYS 103 General Physics I or PHYS 200 Physics I – Mechanics 4
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology 3
SUB-TOTAL 32