What do Perfusionists do?

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How Are Perfusionists Qualified?

In order to practise, perfusionists must meet the following requirements:

A Suitable Degree
Complete a suitable Bachelor’s Degree in Science. It is relevant, but not mandatory, to have studied or majored in subjects related to perfusion science. These subjects will include physiology, biochemistry, pharmacology, medical science, anatomy and like subjects.

Complete ANZCP Training Course
Successfully complete the ANZCP training course in perfusion theory and practice. It is required that, as a trainee, you be empolyed in an accredited hospital training unit. The course will take two to three years.

Successfully Complete ANZCP Examination
Successfully complete the ANZCP examination to receive the Certificate of Clinical Perfusion awarded by the Australasian Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion

Complete Continuing Professional Development Requirements
Subsequently, complete the mandated Continuing Professional Development requirements and continuously meet the Profession’s ethical and standards requirements
Find out more about suitable Bachelor's Degrees at the Australian Qualification Framework here
Find out more about Continuing Professional Development and Recertification requirements (coming soon)
Find out more about Ethics requirements here
Find out more about Standards requirements here

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