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Enhanced Anaesthetic care

The module is designed for students who have either a Theatre Nursing, ODP, PACU or ITU background who have previously completed PCPH 3017/5017. You may be a practitioner who has previously practiced in Anaesthesia and wish to regain or update your knowledge and skills. Building on the first module students are exposed to more complex principles. Practitioners completing these two modules should gain sufficient knowledge and skills to practice safely as part of the anaesthetic team in their clinical areas.

Theoretical Sessions include:

Management of MH and Suxamethonium Apnoea

Arterial Blood Gases

Transportation of Critically Ill Patient

Shared Airway Anaesthesia

Obstetric Anaesthesia

Human Factors and Simulation

Anaesthesia for Robotic and Laparoscopic Surgery

One Lung Anaesthesia

Overview of tasks

Specific placements include:

Vascular/ Cardiothoracic

Major General Surgery

Emergency/ Trauma


Other suitable placements where similar practice exposure can be gained can be considered in order to facilitate the completion of learning outcomes.

Face to face contact teaching time is set as a minimum of 40 hours at University. Mentor and Student support available throughout.  In practice support can be arranged by request, including site visits.

As multi skilled practitioners individuals have the opportunity to improve patient services in line with contemporary healthcare strategies.



Entry Criteria

  • Effective registration with the NMC / HPC or other relevant professional body. ESSENTIAL
  • Undertaken successful level 4/5 academic study. ESSENTIAL
  • Currently be employed in practice and have the support of their manager in undertaking the module. ESSENTIAL

How to apply

Online Application Forms and Guidance Information

Key information

Module Category: PCPH
Module Code: 3018
Module Credits: 30
Module Level: 6

Module leader

Gemma Halewoodmuse


Semester X

  • 20th June
  • 27th June
  • 4th July
  • 11th July
  • 18th July
  • 1st August
  • 15th August