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Joe Martin
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Rutgers University
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Camden, New Jersey 08102
(856) 225-6312

Biomedical Technology » Major Requirements

Major Requirements

The students in this program complete three consecutive years of undergraduate study at the Rutgers-Camden College of Arts and Sciences.  For the track in Cardiovascular perfusion, a fourth and a fifth year are taken at an affiliated school of cardiovascular perfusion. During this course of study, which lasts twenty-four months, the student receives lectures and practical experience in human anatomy, biochemistry, pharmacology, cardiovascular physiology and pathology, and perfusion technology. Upon successful completion of the five-year program, the student receives the B.S. degree and is eligible to take the Board of Registry examinations leading to the cardiovascular perfusionist certification.

Three years of college work, representing a minimum of 86 credits, must be completed before the hospital (laboratory) internship begins. Application for admission to the school of cardiovascular perfusion should be made at the beginning of the junior year, and it is strongly suggested that the student consult with the biomedical technology advisor in the Biology Department before doing so. Selection is made on a competitive basis, and since there may be a larger number of applicants than openings, not all applicants can necessarily be accepted. Should a student not be accepted by a school of cardiovascular perfusion, the student may, with proper course selection, continue the senior year as a biology major and earn the B.A. degree. However, once the B.A. in biology has been obtained, completion of the prescribed curriculum at a school of cardiovascular perfusion cannot be applied to a second degree.

The following courses are required:

First year

First term:

50:120:101 General Biology 1 (4)
50:160:115 Chemical Principles 1 (3)
50:160:125 Chemical Principles Laboratory 1 (1)
50&64:350:101 English Composition (3)

50&64:640:130
50&64:640:121

Calc. for Business, Economics,& Life Science (3) OR
Unified Calculus (4)

Second term:

50:120:102 General Biology 2 (4)
50:160:116 Chemical Principles 2 (3)
50:160:126 Chemical Principles Laboratory 2 (1)
50&64:350:102 English Composition (3)
  Elective

Additional courses in biology, chemistry and computer science are required as follows: 

50:120:307-308 Genetics (3) and Laboratory (1)
50:760:301-302 General Physiology (3) and Laboratory (1)
50:160:335-336 Organic Chemistry 1 and 2 (3,3)
50:160:339-340 Organic Chemistry Laboratory 1 and 2 (1,1)

At least one course from each of the following is required: 

One term of history (chosen from 50&64:510:101,102; 50&64:512:201,202; 50&64:730:301,302; 50&64:790:371,372,375; 50&64:840:211,212)
A one term course from a foreign language department or any of the following English courses 50&64:350:239,300,301, or 302.
One term of art, music or theater arts.
One term of economics, political science, psychology, sociology, anthropology or urban studies.
One term of 50&64:090:291 or 292 Intellectual Heritage.

For the individual track, the following additional courses are required:

Cardiovascular Perfusion (19 credits)

50:750:203-204 General Physics 1 and 2 (3,3)
50:750:205-206 General Physics Laboratory 1 and 2 (1,1)
50:120:253-254 Anatomy and Physiology and Laboratory (4,4)

50:960:183
50:960:283
50:960:452
50&64:830:378

Elementary Applied Statistics (3), 
Introduction to Statistics (3), 
Introduction to Biostatistics (3), or 
Statistics for Social Science (3)

Additional credits in courses that satisfy the biology major and/or the general college requirements must be taken to reach a minimum of 86 credits before the senior year.

Cardiovascular Perfusion I, Cooper Hospital (14)
50:124:493
Prerequisites: Acceptance into the School of Cardiovascular Perfusion, Cooper Hospital, University Medical Center.

Study and laboratory and clinical experience in Cardiovascular Perfusion at the School of Cardiovascular Perfusion, Cooper Hospital, University Medical Center. 

Cardiovascular Perfusion II, Cooper Hospital (14)
50:124:494
Prerequisites: Acceptance into the School of Cardiovascular Perfusion, Cooper Hospital, University Medical Center.

Continued study and laboratory and clinical experience in Cardiovascular Perfusion at the School of Cardiovascular Perfusion, Cooper Hospital, University Medical Center. 

Cardiovascular Perfusion III, Cooper Hospital (14)
50:124:495
Prerequisites: Acceptance into the School of Cardiovascular Perfusion, Cooper Hospital, University Medical Center.

Continued study and laboratory and clinical experience in Cardiovascular Perfusion at the School of Cardiovascular Perfusion, Cooper Hospital, University Medical Center. 

Cardiovascular Perfusion IV, Cooper Hospital (14)
50:124:496
Prerequisites: Acceptance into the School of Cardiovascular Perfusion, Cooper Hospital, University Medical Center.

Continued study and laboratory and clinical experience in Cardiovascular Perfusion at the School of Cardiovascular Perfusion, Cooper Hospital.