To become a perfusionist in the UK, you must secure a trainee perfusionist position in an accredited teaching hospital.
Training takes 2 years and includes both academic and clinical components.
The clinical aspect is taught at a hospital where the student will undergo a minimum of 150 supervised cardiac cases.
The academic aspect of the course involves attending Bristol University for 8 weeks over a 2-year period for lectures, seminars, wet lab simulation and exams.
The perfusion student will leave Bristol with an MSc Perfusion Science, for more information on Perfusion Masters, please visit the Bristol University website.