2023-2024 / TECH0740-1

Clinical applications and professional practice I


30h Th

Number of credits

 Master in public health (120 ECTS) (Transitional programme)3 crédits 
 Master in public health (120 ECTS) (new programme)3 crédits 
 University certificate in perfusion and applied techniques3 crédits 


Jean-Noël Koch, Marc-Gilbert Lagny


Jean-Olivier Defraigne

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the second semester


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

  • Generalities
  • Theory and practice for blood gaz management
  • Hemodilution
  • Artificial pumps
  • Gaz exchangers: conception, performance
  • Fluids dynamics applied to the cadiopulmonary bypass (CPB)
  • Heat exchangers: conception, performance
  • Cerebral protection
  • Filters
  • Embolic events: prevention, equipments
  • Left vent 
  • Myocardial protection
  • CPB and coagulation
  • Accidents and incidents during CPB

  • Learning by simulation


Learning outcomes of the learning unit

The purpose of these courses are to provide theoretical bases to the student, in the field of Perfusion so as to provide quality work combining efficiency, technical, diagnosis and therapeutic aspects.
If possible, a first approach to the clinical pratice will be done with simulation.  

Prerequisite knowledge and skills


  • Anatomy of the heart, vessels, kidney, liver and lungs.
  • Cardiac, respiratory, renal, hepatic and cellular physiologies.
  • Physiopathologies in the same field.
Skills: Evolve in an operating room, bases skills in nursing.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Therotical lessons
Study of clinical cases

Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)

In-person classes: attempt to the lessons is suggested  
e-learning: done with a pedagogic team according with a planning

Recommended or required readings

Course notes available in power point format
Reading of specific articles, mentionned in the notes, recommended. 

Written examination
Oral examination with one or more teacher(s)
Ability of the student to make the link between the differents courses.

Work placement(s)

 Learning by simulation if it's possible 

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course

e-learing: a weekly progess is recommended. Some forums will be organised for each chapter. A Q/A meeting with the proffessors will be planned.


Mr M-G Lagny, Mr J.-N. Koch.


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