Coursework

ANES 505.  Instrumentation/Physiology/Pharmacology Lab 

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 505.  Instrumentation/Physiology/Pharmacology Lab 

Basic and advanced monitoring systems.  Bench and computer-based instruction and testing of cardiovascular, respiratory, neuro, neuromuscular, and renal physiology and pharmacology.

ANES 512.  Principles of Airway Management 

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

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

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 535.  Principles of Monitoring and Instrumentation 

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.  Anesthesiology Practice

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.

ANES 536B,C.  Anesthesiology Practice II, III 

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 540.  Clinical Methods

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

ANES 561.  Clinical Anesthesia

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

ANES 611.  Senior Seminar in Anesthesia

Student case presentations.  Selected topics in hazards and complications.  Literature review.

ANES 660.  Clinical Anesthesia

Clinical rotations in anesthesia, including all subspecialty areas; preop clinic; and acute pain service.

ANES 692.  Anesthesiology Conference

Lectures, discussions, and case presentations by faculty, staff, and students.  Occurs at all clinical rotation sites.

ANES 596R.  Individual Tutorial

Provides opportunity for in-depth study of a curricular topic under the direction of a faculty member.

ANES 597R.  Individual Directed Study

Provides opportunity for in-depth study of a non-curricular topic under the direction of a faculty member.

ANES 695R.  Individual Clinical Practicum

Provides opportunity for clinical experience in a subspecialty area under the direction of a faculty member.

ANES 697R.  Individual Directed Study

Provides opportunity for advanced study under the direction of a faculty member.

ANES 699R.  Individual Research

Provides opportunity for laboratory or clinical research under the direction of a faculty member.

BAHS 500.  Anatomy

Gross anatomy and histology.  Anatomical terms, structures, and relationships emphasizing functional significance in problem-solving situations.  Laboratory provides demonstrations on models and prosections.

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; toxicity.  Basis for the use of medicines in pharmacologic therapy of specific diseases.

Students spend approximately 2500 hours in clinical rotations during the 24-month program.