Educational program Organ perfusionist

Soort cursus:

This unique educational program for organ perfusionists focuses on all aspects of machine perfusion, including liver, kidney, heart and lung perfusion. More information about how to register can be found under the tab 'Costs and registration'.

The educational program is part of the Healthy Ageing and Long-term Care cluster.

  • Doelgroep

    The program is intended for those who aspire to have a position as organ perfusionist or those who already work as one. Prior education requirements include: Bachelor of technical medicine/clinical technology/medicine, or(CZO-)diploma of clinical perfusionist. If you do not meet the requirements but have a comparable level of education, please contact us.


    This educational program provides you with hands on training, theoretical knowledge and practical tips and tricks on how to become an organ perfusionist. Besides being taught by world-renowned experts, you will become part of an international community that focusses on the development of our profession, thereby learning with and from colleagues all over the world.


    January 2023 - December 2023

  • Programma

    The study program is spread over one year, which is divided in two modules. Each module consists of self-study, e-learning, online teaching days and a physical contact week. Besides the theoretical program, students follows a practical program in their own transplant center, supervised by a transplant surgeon. In module 1 fundamental knowledge about organ donation, physiology and biomechanics will be discussed. Specific knowledge about liver, lung, heart, kidney perfusion and normothermic regional perfusion will be discussed in module 2.


    For Dutch students it is our intention to apply for a CZO accreditation.


    Wenckebach Institute for Education and Training in collaboration with the UMC Groningen Transplant Center

  • Kosten

    The registration fee is € 4.880,-. Drinks, lunches and two dinners during the contact weeks are included. Travel and accommodation costs are not included.


    For Dutch students: please click on the button 'Register now' and follow the instructions.
    For international students: please send an e-mail to in order to receive a registration form.

    Participation is subjected to a maximum of 15 participants. Registration is in order of arrival.

  • Wenckebach Instituut voor Onderwijs en Opleiden
    School of Nursing & Health
    (t) 050 – 361 17013  (e)