Coursework

Students spend approximately 2500 hours in clinical rotations during the 27 month program.

ANES 505 A,B,C. Human Patient Simulation Lab I,II,III

Basic and advanced monitoring systems.  Bench and computer-based instruction and testing of cardiovascular, respiratory, neuro, neuromuscular, and renal physiology and pharmacology.  Gowning and gloving; suturing; sterile fields.  Includes an entry-level examination on medical terminology, symbols, medical word formation, disease terms, abbreviations, and procedures.

ANES 507. Introduction to Anesthesia Practice

Summer.  Credit 6 hours.  Introduction to concepts and techniques of general anesthesia, regional anesthesia, and monitored anesthesia care.  Includes principles of airway management, anesthesia equipment, monitoring, patient evaluation, pharmacology, and physics.

ANES 509. Anesthesia Practice Seminar.

Summer.  Credit 1 hour.  Weekly small group case discussions, including the concepts and techniques presented in ANES 507.  Anesthesia preop consultation and anesthesia records – paper and electronic – are emphasized.

ANES 512A,B. Principles of Airway Management I, II

Structure, function, pathophysiology, and diseases of the human airway. Basic and advanced
principles of elective and emergent airway management, including equipment and techniques.

ANES 513. Anesthesia Delivery Systems and Equipment

Compressed gases, gas distribution systems, anesthesia machines, breathing circuits, anesthesia ventilators, waste-gas scavenging, respiratory care equipment, resuscitation equipment.

ANES 516A,B. Pharmacology in Anesthesia Practice I, II

Drugs specifically related to the practice of anesthesia, including inhaled anesthetics, narcotics, barbiturates, benzodiazepines, anticholinesterases and anticholinergics, neuromuscular blockers, adrenergic agonists and antagonists.

ANES 525. Anatomy for Anesthesia Practice

Gross anatomy, histology, and medical imaging. Anatomical terms, structures, and relationships emphasizing functional significance and application in clinical anesthesia situations. Laboratory provides demonstrations on models, prosections, and digital media.

ANES 530. Physics for Anesthesia Practice

Physical principles and processes applied to the practice of anesthesia.  Dimensional analysis; work, energy, and power; gas laws; fluid mechanics; heat transfer; vaporization; solubility, diffusion, and osmosis; fires and explosions; laser and x-ray radiation; applied electric circuit theory; time constants.

ANES 535A,B. Principles of Monitoring and Instrumentation I, II

Principles, applications, and interpretation of monitoring used in anesthesia practice:  electrocardiography; invasive and non-invasive blood pressure; oximetry; cardiac output; hemodynamic calculations; respiratory gases; ventilation; ICP; electroencephalography; temperature; renal function; neuromuscular blockade; ultrasound; echocardiography; point-of-care instrumentation.

ANES 536A,B,C. Anesthesiology Practice I, II, III

History of anesthesia; types of anesthesia; anesthesia care team model; universal precautions and infection control; OR layout and anesthesia setup; AA practice and professionalism; intravenous catheterization; intravenous fluids; arterial cannulation; ASA-standard monitors; induction, maintenance, and emergence from anesthesia.

Systems-based approach to physiology and pathophysiology in anesthesia practice, including applications and effects of general and regional anesthesia.  Emphasizes the integration of preoperative evaluation, planning, and anesthetic management for surgical patients.  Includes risk management and critical incidents in anesthesia.

ANES 540A,B, C. Clinical Methods I, II, III

Preoperative patient evaluation, including history taking, physical examination, chart review, and select laboratory, radiologic, and other testing.  Basic EKG interpretation.

ANES 561A,B,C. Clinical Anesthesia I, II, III

Foundations of the clinical practice of anesthesia gained through one-on-one supervised instruction in the operating room and other clinical locations.

ANES 611A,B,C. Senior Seminar in Anesthesia I, II, III

Student case presentations.  Selected topics in hazards and complications.  Literature review. Departmental seminars with visiting professors.

ANES 660A,B,C. Clinical Anesthesia I, II, III

Clinical rotations in anesthesia, including all subspecialty areas; preop clinic; and acute pain service. Students spend approximately 2,000 hours in clinical rotations during the senior year.

BAHS 502. Physiology

Systems approach to normal function of the human body, including relevant information on anatomy.  Weekly problem solving sessions, regular laboratory exercises, and clinical application to systemic disorders.

BAHS 504. Pharmacology

Basic principles of drug action; absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion of drugs; mechanisms of drug action; and toxicity.  Basis for the use of medicines in pharmacologic therapy of specific diseases.