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Short Course

Care of the Anaesthetised Patient

At the University of Central Lancashire , our post-qualifying framework (PQF) allows health and social care practitioners to continue their professional development and achieve further qualifications in their field.

You have the opportunity to study individual modules in subject areas that interest you. You can select from a comprehensive and contemporary range of modules that fit your personal development and career plans; either on an individual basis or combined in a planned programme to eventually achieve a degree.


Course overview 

This module as part of the Post Qualifying Framework aims to identify and develop the skills and knowledge required by practitioners in order to safely assist in providing care before, during and whilst patients are emerging from anaesthesia.

Module content includes:

  • Airway management
  • Mechanical ventilation
  • Regional and local anaesthetic techniques
  • Pharmacology of anaesthetic agents
  • Haemodynamic monitoring
  • Managing anaesthetic emergencies.

Aims and objectives

KSF map:

Core dimensions 1, 3, 4, 5

Health and wellbeing 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7

Information and knowledge 1, 2, 3

General 1-2

Level: Short Course, CPD
Delivery: Campus
Study Mode: Part time
Duration: 15 half days
Module Code: NU3632 
Campus: Preston
Start Date: September 

Entry requirements 

Students must be working in a clinical area relevant to the module content.

Academic expertise


This course is based in the School of Sport and Health Sciences located in the Faculty of Allied Health and Wellbeing

For information on possible changes to course information, see our Essential and Important Course Information

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