Principles and Practices of Anaesthesia

Continuing Professional Development (short course)

Chelmsford, Cambridge

Module code: MOD001746

Module level: 6

Module credits: 30 credits

Number of places: 10


Develop your skills in the field of anaesthesia with our Principles and Practices of Anaesthesia module. It’s designed for post-registration nurses to cover the basic principles of anaesthesia and relevant pharmacology and forms part of your continuing professional development. This module is part of our Operating Department Practice BSc (Hons) course.

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Full description

Who should attend?

This course has been designed for post-registration nurses to cover the basic principles of anaesthesia and relevant pharmacology.


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Dates for this module will be set for 2017/8 in due course. Please register your interest and our Admissions team will send you an email alert once dates are released.

Where you'll study

Your faculty

The Faculty of Medical Science, opened in 2014, is founded on the strong international reputation of our flagship Postgraduate Medical Institute. Based on our riverside campus in Chelmsford and Young Street campus in Cambridge, we deliver innovative and clinically relevant teaching and research across two departments:

  • Department of Allied and Public Health
  • Department of Medicine and Healthcare Science.

Thanks to our close relationships with the major clinical-care providers in the east of England, there are significant opportunities for collaboration and student placements across a variety of clinical sites.

We offer exciting opportunities for research and education in the allied health professions. We also translate science and epidemiology into health education and primary care, and deliver taught Master’s programmes to qualified medics. We have a flourishing community of PhD and MD(Res) students across all of our research fields.

Our advanced learning facilities include state-of-the-art clinical skills laboratories and simulation suites, which mirror real-life clinical situations. We also have a fantastic, modern library and a wide range of science labs and ICT suites.

Where can I study?

Tindal Building on our Chelmsford campus

Our striking, modern campus sits by the riverside in Chelmsford's University and Innovation Quarter.

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Lord Ashcroft Building on our Cambridge campus

Our campus is close to the centre of Cambridge, often described as the perfect student city.

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Teaching takes a number of forms, including skills labs, lectures and seminars. We hold practical sessions taught in our state-of-the-art theatre and skills lab facilities. The course is delivered on a day release basis, with one study day at university per fortnight of the trimester. You' ll spend a large amount of time in clinical practice meeting practical competencies and completing a minimum of 300 hours in anaesthetic practice.

We run this course alongside our BSc (Hons) Operating Department Practice, giving you opportunities for multidisciplinary learning and networking. Small class sizes allow for an excellent rapport with tutors and your fellow class members.

Fees & funding

Course fees

30 Credits (Level 6)


UK & EU students, 2017/18 (per year)


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2018-19 fee information

Fees are regulated by the UK government and may increase in line with inflation depending on government policy. Tuition fees for 2018/19 will be confirmed once government policy has been set.

For more information about tuition fees, including the UK Government's commitment to EU students, please see our UK/EU funding pages

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For more information about fees, please enquire with our CPD Admissions Team. Call 01245 686868 or email

Contact details

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Lisa Wakeman (Module Leader)

CPD Admissions
Tel: 01245 686868

Entry requirements

You should have a minimum of six months' experience as a theatre practitioner.

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