Difficult airway MED5551
- Academic Session: 2022-23
- School: School of Medicine Dentistry and Nursing
- Credits: 10
- Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
- Typically Offered: Summer
- Available to Visiting Students: No
- Available to Erasmus Students: No
- Taught Wholly by Distance Learning: Yes
This course covers the topic of a difficult airway in anaesthesia. The course will explore state of the art knowledge surrounding evidence for assessment, planning and management of a patient with a difficult airway. The importance of a systematic structured approach and well developed and tested local guidelines will be emphasised as well as the need to evolve local protocols in conjunction with critical incident reporting. The focus will be on leadership in application of knowledge in the students' own context.
A variety of teaching methods will be scheduled over 6 weeks including recorded lectures, online live tutorials, webinars, and online interactive cases.
Requirements of Entry
Set exercise (100%)
The course aims to equip the students with state of the art knowledge related to difficult airway management. It also aims to enable students to assimilate this knowledge and have the confidence in applying it within their own professional setting.
Intended Learning Outcomes of Course
By the end of this course students will be able to:
■ Critically appraise current literature around difficult airways and make informed judgements regarding clinical applicability of published evidence
■ Independently apply knowledge gained in the course to advance their management of the difficult airway in anaesthesia in their local professional setting
■ Critically evaluate the evidence behind guidelines and techniques for the management of difficult airways in anaesthesia
Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits
Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.