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Fluids and blood products MED5552

  • Academic Session: 2021-22
  • School: School of Medicine Dentistry and Nursing
  • Credits: 10
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No
  • Taught Wholly by Distance Learning: Yes

Short Description

This course will cover the topic of fluid management in anaesthesia critically evaluating the published literature around the use of fluids including blood products. The course will introduce the evidence for fluid optimisation and blood product administration and monitoring techniques in the perioperative period.

Timetable

A variety of teaching methods will be scheduled over 6 weeks including recorded lectures, online live tutorials, webinars, and case-based discussions.

Requirements of Entry

None

Excluded Courses

None

Co-requisites

None

Assessment

1. Written assignment, 1000 words approx (70%)

 

2. Oral presentation (30%)

Course Aims

This course will cover the topic of fluid management in anaesthesia exploring the published literature around the use of fluids including blood products. The course will introduce the evidence for fluid optimisation, blood product administration and monitoring techniques in the perioperative period. In addition, the course will encourage students to apply their knowledge to independently formulate management plans around fluid and blood product administration to their own clinical practice.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

 

1. Critically evaluate and analyse the literature around the impact of fluid and blood product management on outcomes for patients undergoing anaesthesia

2. Critical appraisal of the literature around fluid optimisation

3. Independently formulate management plans which provide optimum fluid and blood product in the perioperative period in their own setting

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.