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Unit information: Adult CPB principles and practice in 2018/19

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Unit name Adult CPB principles and practice
Unit code SOCSM0018
Credit points 20
Level of study M/7
Teaching block(s) Teaching Block 2 (weeks 13 - 24)
Unit director Professor. George
Open unit status Not open
Pre-requisites

NONE

Co-requisites

NONE

School/department Bristol Medical School
Faculty Faculty of Health Sciences

Description

This unit aims to deliver a comprehensive coverage of key topics related to the principles and the use of CPB. Having understood the problems of selecting an artificial cardiopulmonary circuit that will suitably match the natural one, this Unit will demonstrate how to interact as part of a large complex team and how to apply the circuits to a wide variety of pathological conditions.

Intended learning outcomes

  • Critically evaluate the interaction between the cardiopulmonary bypass circuit and the patient and the role of the perfusionist in controlling these interactions
  • Critically evaluate the design and selection of components used in a cardiopulmonary bypass circuit
  • Demonstrate a thorough and wide ranging knowledge of the underlying principles and diagnostic use of imaging equipment
  • Analyse the individual perfusion requirements of the patient and plan appropriately to meet the needs of the patient
  • Critically evaluate the benefits and limitations of cardiopulmonary bypass with respect to a wide range of surgical procedures
  • Be aware of the potential problems when being responsible for administering drugs to a patient

Teaching details

  • Web-based (in powerpoint-with recorded audio) and campus-based lectures, tutorials and practical demonstrations
  • Online discussion forum(s)
  • Self-directed study
  • Face-to-face workshops

Assessment Details

Coursework (contributing a total of 60% to the unit) consisting of:

  • 4 sets of multiple choice questions (MCQs) of a simple format (e.g. select an answer from a short number of options, true/false), each contributing 6.25% to the unit, giving a total of 25%.
  • 1 essay (1500 words) contributing 20% to the unit.
  • 2 short answer question sets or extended MCQs, each contributing 7.5% to the unit, giving a total of 15%.

Please note that students will be given feedback on all coursework assessment.

Written exam (contributing a total of 40% to the unit and taken in Bristol) consisting of:

  • 1 essay paper contributing 20% to the unit.
  • 1 set of MCQs contributing 20% to the unit.

The overall pass-mark for the unit will be 50%. However, students will be required to reach a minimum standard in both their coursework and their written exam; only 5% compensation between the total coursework element and the total exam element will be allowed.

Reading and References

  • G.P. Gravlee (2007) Cardiopulmonary Bypass; Principles and Practice Lippincott 3rd edition
  • Linda B. Mongero (2008) On Bypass: Advanced Perfusion Techniques (Current Cardiac Surgery) Humana Press
  • A.C. Perrino (2003) Respiratory Physiology: the essentials Lipincott Williams and Wilkins
  • H.C. Adrogue, D.E. Wesson (2000) Acid Base (Blackwells Basics of Medicine) Blackwell
  • S. Ghosh, F. Falter, D. Cook (2009) Cardiopulmonary Bypass Cambridge University Press
  • S.C. Yang, D.E. Cameron (2003) Current therapy in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Mosby
  • Ellis H., Logan B.M., Dixon A.K (2009).; Human sectional anatomy; Hodder Arnold Third edition
  • Graham D., Cloke P., Vosper M (2007)., Principles of radiological medicine Fifth edition Churchill Livingstone
  • Carver E., Carver B. (2012) Medical imaging; Techniques, Reflections and evaluation Churchill Livingstone
  • Mitchell ARJ., West N., Leeson P, Banning A. (2008) Cardiac Catheterization and coronary investigation OUP Oxford
  • Luderitz MP (2005); Profiles in cardiac pacing and electrophysiology Wiley Blackwell

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