2 years
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About this course

Clinical Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine is a large and constantly developing area of medicine encompassing involvement in many different clinical areas. There is a particular focus within the specialty on providing safe care in a wider clinical context, in particular for patients in emergency situations and also those with multiple co-morbidities who present for treatment with increasing frequency. This course will allow trainees to study beyond the training curriculum and exam syllabus to ensure that they have the understanding and skills to lead developments in the specialty in the future. Tuition will be provided in cutting-edge areas of patient care using an evidence based approach to provide knowledge of clinical practice which extends beyond the scope of the training programme and represents many of the most important areas of development for clinical anaesthesia.

The Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine course is designed for doctors who have completed two years of anaesthetic training and is based in areas that are universally relevant to clinical practice in acute settings. In addition there are modules which enable students to gain an understanding in many of the important non-clinical areas which are essential for leadership in the NHS.

The course is largely based at the University of Brighton and Princess Royal Hospital which offer access for trainees in South-East England and further afield and allows close links to the regional Teaching Hospital, ensuring appropriate clinical focus. Anaesthesia is becoming a highly competitive field and trainees are increasingly looking to gain postgraduate qualifications which will enhance their professional development and demonstrate their academic abilities. This course offers a unique opportunity to achieve these aims.

Note: This course is offered at Falmer Campus.

*Please contact us directly for exact tuition fees and for information on the funding available for this course.

Entry Requirements

Students should have a Medical degree plus a minimum of 2 years’ UK National Health Service experience in Anaesthesia. Students are normally expected to be in clinical practice throughout the course.
Applications will be made direct to Postgraduate Medicine, BSMS. Applicants will be short listed and interviewed.
Students will be expected to be aware of the latest trends and developments in anaesthesia, e.g. through reading appropriate journals.
Claims for the Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) will be considered to a maximum  of 50% of the total credits permitted.

English Language Requirement:

Students for whom English is not a first language must demonstrate an acceptable standard of comprehension and communication in the English Language (IELTS: minimum overall score of 7.0 and 7.0 for the writing element).