ANAESTHETIC PRACTITIONER PART 1 - 2021/2
Module code: HCRM017
In light of the Covid-19 pandemic the University has revised its courses to incorporate the ‘Hybrid Learning Experience’ in a departure from previous academic years and previously published information. The University has changed the delivery (and in some cases the content) of its programmes. Further information on the general principles of hybrid learning can be found at: Hybrid learning experience | University of Surrey.
We have updated key module information regarding the pattern of assessment and overall student workload to inform student module choices. We are currently working on bringing remaining published information up to date to reflect current practice in time for the start of the academic year 2021/22.
This means that some information within the programme and module catalogue will be subject to change. Current students are invited to contact their Programme Leader or Academic Hive with any questions relating to the information available.
This module has been developed in order to facilitate the development of knowledge, skills and underlying principles of safe and effective anaesthetic practice. It is designed to be inter-professional and is directed at practitioners working in the operating theatre participating in anaesthetic care. It enables them to develop the knowledge of pharmacological principles underlying the use of medicines in anaesthetic practice for a range of patient groups. Module content is selected and designed to meet the knowledge and skills required to practice anaesthetic care across a broad range of surgical specialties.
School of Health Sciences
BETTLES Simon (Health Sci.)
Number of Credits: 15
ECTS Credits: 7.5
Framework: FHEQ Level 7
JACs code: B700
Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A
Overall student workload
Practical/Performance Hours: 27
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
Students must be registered with their respective professional bodies (NMC/HCPC). It is necessary for the student to be working in a clinical area that allows them to meet the learning outcomes. This module is the first of two, both of which must be completed.
Indicative content includes:
Principles of anaesthetic care practice:
preparation for anaesthesia
physiological parameters and airway management
regional and local anaesthesia homeostasis of respiration
evaluating anaesthetic care
Health, safety and risk:
correct site surgery
Law and ethics:
legal issues and accountability
Specialist skills and role expectations:
specialist skills and core competencies
care planning - opportunities and considerations action planning - short, medium and long term objectives
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Practical based assessment||OSCE||100|
The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge skills and practice on the equipment, techniques and drugs used in anaesthesia so as to be able to act as an anaesthetic practitioner in a range of patient group settings.
Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of two components
A practice portfolio and an OSCE
Formative assessment and feedback
Students will have formative assessment will include a practice OSCE
Students will receive formative feedback via:
· Single or small group tutorials
· Verbal discussion during contact time
Timely response to email or telephone questions
- This module aims to develop safe, competent and confident anaesthetic practitioners who can underpin their practice, in a range of clinical settings caring for clients across the lifespan with appropriate evidence
|1||Critically analyse the anatomical and physiological measurements associated with patients undergoing anaesthesia and evaluate the outcomes||KCPT|
|2||Explore and critically examine the pharmacokinetics of peri-anaesthesia drugs||KCPT|
|3||Utilise theoretical, experiential and research based knowledge to effectively manage the patient during all emergency procedures||KCPT|
|4||Critically evaluate the issues of accountability, responsibility and role limitations within professional boundaries for the anaesthetic practitioner and future anaesthetic practice||KCPT|
|5||Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the basic concepts of patient safety during anaesthesia and the impact of national and local anaesthesia practitioner policies to their practice||KCPT|
|6||Achieve and apply competencies within the anaesthetic care practitioner's role||KCPT|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Methods of Teaching / Learning
The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:
Enable students to have a deep and systematic understanding of anaesthetic practice
Anaesthesia and patient safety within an organisational context
To draw upon their own experience to develop their understanding of the current evidence base for anaesthetic practitioner practice
The learning and teaching methods include:
On line tutorials
Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.
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Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2021/2 academic year.