Cardiocirculatory and Cardiovascular Perfusion Techniques

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Bachelor
A.Y. 2020/2021
L/SNT3 - Health professions for technical assistance
Bachelor
180
ECTS
Access
Limited enrollment with admission test
3
Years
Course location
Milano
Language
Italian

Graduates in Cardiocirculatory and Cardiovascular Perfusion Techniques are healthcare professionals engaged in the operation and maintenance of equipment relating to extracorporeal circulation, haemodynamics and circulatory assistance techniques.

They provide professional autonomous services in collaboration with medical staff. Graduates plan, manage and assess all necessary aspects to ensure the proper functioning of the equipment for which they are responsible.

They test and verify that the equipment employed is functioning correctly, taking responsibility for its standard maintenance and the elimination of any minor problems. They partake in the planning and organisation of work in the facility in which operate.

Graduates in Cardiocirculatory and Cardiovascular Perfusion Techniques can pursue careers in the following areas:

  • heart surgery, in the control of extracorporeal circulation, circulatory assistance;
  • oncology, district antiblastic treatment;
  • organ transplant centres where circulatory support is required and which apply organ conservation techniques;
  • neurosurgery, performing surgical operations in profound hypothermia;
  • haemodynamics and cardiac catheterisation centres;
  • echocardiography and vascular Doppler diagnosis laboratories;
  • production industries and sales agencies operating in the sector;
  • university and non-university research laboratories in the biomedical sector.

Employment statistics (Almalaurea)

Admission:Limited enrolment with admission test.

English language

Students are expected to attain level B1 proficiency in English.

Proficiency may be certified at the time of matriculation by submitting a certificate of level B1 language proficiency or better, or by sitting the SLAM (University Language Centre) placement test during the first year of studies only, between September and December. Students who do not pass the test must follow the SLAM language courses and obtain appropriate certification within the year the plan of study calls for a language exam.

Mandatory

Courses list

First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Biomedical Engineering 8 80 Italian FIS/07 ING-IND/22 ING-INF/06 ING-INF/07
- Applied physics2
- Electric and electronic measurements2
- Electronic and informatics bioengineering2
- Materials science and technology2
Biomedical Science 6 60 Italian BIO/10 BIO/13 MED/03 MED/04 MED/07
- Biochemistry2
- Experimental biology1
- Experimental medicine and pathophysiology1
- Medical genetics1
- Microbiology and clinical microbiology1
Epidemiology, Medical Statistics and Occupational Medicine 8 80 Italian MED/01 MED/36 MED/42 MED/44 MED/45
- Epidemiologia statistica medica2
- Igiene generale e applicata2
- Metodi igienico preventivi e principi di assistenza infermieristica2
- Sicurezza negli ambienti di lavoro1
- X-ray protection1
Multidisciplinary Seminars and Insights ( I year) 1 10 Italian
Professional Laboratories ( I year) 1 10 Italian MED/50
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Cardiovascular Diseases 4 40 Italian MED/11 MED/23 MED/50
- Physiopathology of extracorporeal circulation2
- Physiopathology of operable heart diseases1
- Physiopathology of the cardiovascular system1
Clinical Pathology and Pharmacology 5 50 Italian BIO/14 MED/05 MED/09 MED/18
- Clinical pathology1
- General surgery1
- Internal medicine1
- Pharmacology2
Principles of Anatomy and Physiology 7 70 Italian BIO/09 BIO/16 BIO/17
- Histology1
- Human anatomy3
- Physiology3
Training ( I year) 15 300 Italian MED/50
Undefined
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Computer Science Course 3 30 Italian INF/01
English assessment B1 (2 ECTS) 2 0 Italian
Study plan rules
Elettivi - Lo studente, al primo anno, deve altresì maturare 2 CFU in attività formative a scelta.
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Cardiothoracic Imaging and Cardiovascular Sonography 6 60 Italian MED/11 MED/22 MED/36
- Angiography and vascular diagnostics2
- Diagnostic imaging2
- Electrocardiography2
Electrocardiography, Arrhythmology and Electrostimulation 4 40 Italian MED/11 MED/50
- Applied electrophysiological techniques1
- Electrocardiography, arrythmology, and electrophysiology2
- Telemetry1
Respiratory Medicine and Lung Diseases 5 50 Italian MED/10 MED/21 MED/50
- Diagnostic methods, techniques, and treatment in pulmonology1
- Pulmonology and diagnostics2
- Thoracic surgery2
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Extracorporeal Circulation 8 80 Italian MED/22 MED/23 MED/41 MED/50
- Anaesthesiology for heart surgery1
- Heart surgery in adults2
- Methods and techniques of extracorporeal circulation4
- Vascular surgery1
Medicine Specialties 7 70 Italian MED/06 MED/14 MED/15 MED/26 MED/50
- Blood diseases1
- Medical oncology1
- Nephrology2
- Neurology2
- Treatment techniques in oncology1
Multidisciplinary Seminars and Insights ( II year) 1 10 Italian
Pediatric Heart diseases 6 60 Italian MED/20 MED/23 MED/41 MED/50
- Methods and techniques of extracorporeal circulation2
- Paediatric anaesthesiology1
- Paediatric heart surgery1
- Paediatric surgery2
Professional Laboratories ( II year) 1 10 Italian MED/50
Training ( II year) 20 400 Italian MED/50
Study plan rules
Elettivi - Lo studente, al secondo anno, deve altresì maturare 2 CFU in attività formative a scelta.
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Advanced Techniques of Perfusion and Extracorporeal Life-Support 5 50 Italian MED/11 MED/23 MED/50
- Applied medical techniques2
- Mechanical circulatory support devices2
- Physiopathology of heart failure1
Health Law and Organization 4 40 Italian IUS/07 SECS-P/07 SECS-P/10 SPS/07
- Business administration and Management1
- Labour law1
- Organization studies1
- Sociology of organisational processes in healthcare1
Invasive Cardiovascular Techniques 4 40 Italian MED/11 MED/23 MED/50
- Applied medical-scientific techniques1
- Invasive cardiology1
- Invasive cardiovascular procedures2
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Cardiovascular Research 4 40 Italian MED/02 MED/23 SECS-S/02
- Experimental models for cardiovascular research1
- Medical history1
- Statistics for experimental and technological research2
Multidisciplinary Seminars and Insights ( III year) 1 10 Italian
Professional Laboratories (III year) 1 10 Italian MED/50
Psychological, Legal and Organizational principles of Professional Practice 5 50 Italian M-PSI/01 MED/43 MED/50
- Applied psychology2
- Forensic medicine2
- Organisation and governance for the profession1
Training ( III year) 25 625 Italian MED/50
Conclusive activities
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Final Exam 7 0 Italian
Study plan rules
Elettivi - Lo studente, al terzo anno, deve altresì maturare 2 CFU in attività formative a scelta.
Prescribed foundation courses
Learning activityPrescribed foundation courses
Biomedical Science Principles of Anatomy and Physiology (compulsory)
Cardiovascular Diseases Biomedical Engineering (compulsory)
Clinical Pathology and Pharmacology Biomedical Science (compulsory)
Location
Milano
Course locations
L'attività didattica relativa al Corso di Laurea in Tecniche di Fisiopatologia Cardiocircolatoria e Perfusione Cardiovascolare è svolta presso le strutture didattiche locate presso il Centro Cardiologico Monzino, Via Parea n°4, in Milano, ed eventualmente presso altre strutture a disposizione della Facoltà di Medicina e Chirurgia dell'Università degli Studi di Milano, comprese quelle acquisite in regime di convenzione, da stabilimenti eroganti assistenza del Servizio Sanitario Nazionale, sia pubblici che privati. I Dipartimenti raccordati alla Facoltà di Medicina e Chirurgia, nonché i dipartimenti e le Unità operative di diagnostica cardiovascolare, dotate di moderne attrezzature scientifiche ed assistenziali, sono anche utilizzate per la formazione professionalizzante e lo svolgimento dei tirocini e attività attinenti la prova finale di Laurea.

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