Study ProgramBachelor of Science

Cardiovascular Perfusion

Take responsibility in cardiac medicine

Clinical perfusionists/cardiotechnicians support the treatment of acutely ill patients in all areas of cardiac medicine and are employed at the German Heart Centre of the Charité, for example in the cardiac surgery operating theatre, in the intensive care unit and in other inpatient areas. They are integrated into the medical treatment team and take on tasks assigned to them (delegation) as part of the competences acquired during their studies. They operate the heart-lung machine during cardiac surgery operations and play a prominent role in the surgical team. They are also involved in the care of patients with heart and lung failure and provide cardiopulmonary support.

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Continuing education and studies
Become an expert in an interdisciplinary field
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Class Size
30 participants
Bachelor of Science
Partner Institution
Berliner Hochschule für Technik
Target Group
Nursing staff, surgical and anesthesia assistants
Next Course
01. April 2024
6 semesters
Mainly On-site events
Media Subscription Fee
500 €/month, fees paid by the employer
Application in the BHT Berlin portal

Clinical perfusionists/cardiotechnicians are highly trained medical specialists who can be deployed in many specialist areas. The title of clinical perfusionist/cardiotechnician therefore covers a wide range of expertise. This is why, in addition to the medical and technical modules, we place great emphasis on developing and expanding clinical and interpersonal skills as part of the program.

Based on this claim, we ensure the following:

  • A high proportion of practical work with clinical mentors
  • Availability of simulation training at the DHZB Academy
  • Learning in small groups and therefore plenty of room for dialogue
  • Close and personal contact with the lecturers and the DHZB Academy team

The DHZB Academy has been training clinical perfusionists/cardiotechnicians since 1988 and was thus a pioneer in the training of the new job profile. Clinical perfusionists/cardiotechnicians have been involved in patient care at the German Heart Centre of the Charité since then. The treatment team at Charité’s German Heart Centre and the DHZB Academy are also continuously researching the further development of treatment concepts, participating in numerous multicentre studies and regularly attending specialist conferences. The medical expertise of our lecturers is accordingly very high – and is passed on to the graduates from the heart and out of conviction.


The new dual study program B.Sc. Cardiovascular Perfusion, which will start in cooperation with the Berlin University of Applied Sciences in the summer semester of 2024, has been officially approved. The degree program comprises a workload of 180 ECTS and also includes the previous continuing education in cardiovascular technology, regulated by the Cardiovascular Technician Training and Examination Ordinance of the State of Berlin. You will also acquire the certificate of the European Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion (EBCP).

Admission requirements
Frequently asked questions


Does the DHZB Academy arrange free study places?
Are two years of professional experience absolutely necessary?
Does the Academy recognise foreign vocational training qualifications?
Can individual modules from previously completed degree programs be recognised?
What level of German is required for the degree program?
Do textbooks or materials need to be purchased in advance?
Is it possible to take part in the program with an intermediate school leaving certificate / MSA and vocational training?
Are you automatically employed by the DHZC / Charité when you are accepted onto the degree programme?
Is the B.Sc. Cardiovascular Perfusion course internationally accredited?
Contact person
Our academy director will be happy to answer your questions
Dr. Frank Merkle
Fachkoordinator Studiengänge
Leiter Fachbereich Kardiotechnik
+49 30 4593 7128