Please note: there may be some adjustments to the teaching arrangements published in the course catalogue for 2020-21. Given current circumstances related to the Covid-19 pandemic it is anticipated that some usual arrangements for teaching on campus will be modified to ensure the safety and wellbeing of students and staff on campus; further adjustments may also be necessary, or beneficial, during the course of the academic year as national requirements relating to management of the pandemic are revised.

Vascular and Renal Anaesthesia MED5559

  • 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 anaesthesia for patients undergoing vascular or renal surgery. The course will explore the published literature in vascular and renal anaesthesia to highlight the use of specific strategies in the perioperative period to improve outcome in this high-risk group of patients.

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. A 1000 approx word essay (70%)

 

2. Set exercise (30%)

Course Aims

This course will cover the topic of anaesthesia for patients undergoing vascular or renal surgery. The course will explore the published literature in vascular and renal anaesthesia to highlight the use of specific strategies in the perioperative period to improve outcome in this high-risk group of patients. The course will encourage students to use their knowledge to independently formulate management plans in their own clinical practice.  

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

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

1. Critically analyse and critique the published evidence around the perioperative management of patients undergoing anaesthesia for vascular or renal surgery

2. Critically review the evidence around optimum management of patients with renal or vascular conditions

3. Independently formulate patient management plans which optimise outcomes for this group of patients in the students' own professional 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.