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Cardiocirculatory and Cardiovascular Perfusion Techniques

General information for the a.y. 2024-2025

Disciplinary areaHealth
Duration 3 years - 180 Credits
Admission Accesso Programmato Limited access, see call for applications
Teaching method Lectures
Regulation Main Teaching Regulations

The course is managed by the Department of Biomedical, Metabolic and Neural Sciences


Today, cardiovascular diseases are the main cause of death and morbidity in Western countries. The Degree Programme aims to train healthcare professionals who are able to apply prevention, diagnostic, and therapeutic techniques to the Cardiothoracic-Vascular field. The Cardiocirculatory and Cardiovascular Perfusion Technician (CCPT) exercises his/her profession transversally on the population of all ages suffering from cardiothoracic-vascular diseases acquired or congenital in the acute and chronic phases of the disease. The CCPT carries out his/her professional activity in public or private healthcare facilities, as an employee or freelance professional.

Programme contents

Training activities are divided in semesters: the first semester of the first year focuses on basic training activities, whereas distinctive activities are developed from the second semester and for the next two years. The training activity includes traditional lectures, practical exercises, and compulsory job-oriented internship. The internship is aimed at the acquisition of professional skills and is carried out in national and international cardiology and cardiac surgeries in partnership with our department. The teaching model implemented tends to promote the integration of the skills acquired and a strong interaction between professors and students.

Job opportunities

CCPTs are healthcare professionals with their own specialisations, providing for operating and maintaining the equipment relating to the following techniques: extracorporeal circulation, haemodynamic, electrophysiology, and ultrasound. Their tasks are pretty technical, assisting the medical staff by providing essential instructions or operating equipment aimed at haemodynamic diagnostics or replacing cardiovascular functions. They plan, manage and evaluate what is necessary for the proper functioning of the equipment they are responsible for, ensuring the correct application of the support techniques. The Degree Programme in CCPT provides direct access to the Master's Degree Programme in Sciences of Healthcare Professions, healthcare techniques, with no educational debits. Bachelor graduates may access Vocational Master Programmes (1st level).

More information

Course Director:
prof. Giuseppe Boriani
tel. 059 4225976
Tutoring delegate:
dott.ssa Donatella Orlandini(Direttore AFP)
tel. 059 4225976
dott. Mirco Lazzari
tel. 348 1222243