B.Sc. Cardio Pulmonary Perfusion Care Technology (CPPCT) is an Undergraduate Program offered by SNS College of Allied Health Sciences. Certain procedures require the Cardio-Thoracic surgeon to work on a Stopped Heart, and it is required to temporarily replace the patient's heart and lung function. During these surgical operations, the perfusionist (a candidate completing the B. Sc (Cardio Pulmonary Perfusion Care Technology Course), a skilled healthcare practitioner, is responsible for taking over the function of the heart and/or lungs.

While the surgeon works on the heart, a perfusionist controls a heart-lung machine, which is an artificial blood pump that pumps oxygenated blood to the patient's tissues. While the cardiac surgeon performs on the heart, the perfusionist regulates the patient's physiological and metabolic demands. The perfusionist is also in charge of administering the medicine that stops the heart.


S.No I Year II Year III YearIV Year
1 Anatomy and Physiology Pathology, Clinical Microbiology and Pharmacology Introduction to Surgery and CSSD3 months Internship - Cath lab and Blood Bank
2 Pathology and Biochemistry Principles of Perfusion Technology – Part I Cardiopulmonary Bypass and Perfusion Technology9 months Internship – Cardiac Theatre
3 Basics of Computer Principles of Perfusion Technology – Part I CPB and its complications Sterile Techniques and Surgical Asepsis Maintenance9 months Internship – Cardiac Theatre

Career Scope

  • Clinical Perfusionist
  • ECMO Specialist
  • Cardiovascular Surgeon Assistant
  • Product Specialist  

Higher Studies

  • M.Sc., Perfusion Technology
  • M.Sc., Cardiac Catheterization and Intervention Technology
  • M.Sc., Cardiovascular Technology
  • M.Sc., Echocardiography
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Perfusion Technology
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Cardiovascular Technology 

Job Opportunities

  • Government run Hospitals
  • Military Hospitals
  • Rehabilitation Center
  • Multi-speciality Hospitals
  • ECMO Unit
  • Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy Unit (HIPEC UNIT)
  • Equipment Manufacturing Unit
  • Transplant Unit