Heart is an important and vital organ of the body. When it is diseased it sometimes needs surgical manipulation and treatment. The cardiac surgeon in many cases can only repair the heart when the heart stops beating and during this functional cessation, its functions are performed by the artificial heart lung machine – this heart lung machine operation in various diseases falls in the purview of the Cardiac Percussionist who is skillful in providing and substituting the functions of the heart and lung during the operating period by employing the heart lung machine.

Opportunity

This specialty is getting very popular because of the increased prevalence of diseases requiring cardiac surgical operations with the employment of heart lung machine. Its specific training is geared for most of its action and performance within the cardiac surgical theatres and cardiac surgical postoperative intensive care units. After a few years of training subsequent to graduation within the country, the prospects for important jobs with in this field in the Gulf countries and abroad are very bright.

1st Year

Theoretical

  • Basic Anatomy
  • Basic Physiology
  • Basic Biochemistry
  • General Pathology
  • Behavioral Sc.
  • Islamiat &Pak St.
  • Computer Education

Practical

Hand- on training in basic cardiac perfusion techniques

2nd Year

Theoretical

  • Cardiovascular Anatomy & Physiology
  • Cardiovascular Microbiology & Hematology

Practical

Hand- on training in cardiac perfusion techniques

3rd Year

Theoretical

  • Cardiopulmonary Diseases & Surgical Treatments.
  • Cardiovascular Pharmacology & Physics
  • Perfusion Tech. I

Practical

Hand- on rotational training in cardiac perfusion techniques.

4th Year

Theoretical

component

  • Perfusion Tech. II
  • Medical Statistics & Research Methodology

Practical

  • Advanced training related to cardiac perfusion techniques.
  • Research Report writing related to the subject of interest of the student.

DURATION

4 YEARS

ELIGIBILTY

50% IN FSc.

AFFILIATION

UNIVERSITY OF HEALTH SC.

CPT