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.

Full description

Who should attend?

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


Cambridge Campus - All Mondays

29 January, 12 February, 26 February, 12 March, 9 April, 23 April

Chelmsford Campus - All Fridays

2 February, 16 February, 2 March, 16 March, 13 April, 27 April

Assessment date will be set for early May.

CPD students should also complete 24 hours practice per week in anaesthetics in line with our undergraduate students.

Where you'll study

Your faculty

The Faculty of Medical Science, opened in 2014. Based on our riverside campus in Chelmsford and Young Street campus in Cambridge, we deliver innovative and clinically relevant teaching and research across three departments:

  • Allied Health
  • Medical Science and Public Health
  • School of Medicine

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.

Explore our Chelmsford campus

Lord Ashcroft Building on our Cambridge campus

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

Explore our Cambridge campus

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)


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

Contact details

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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