Principles and Practices of Anaesthesia

Continuing Professional Development (short course)

Chelmsford, Cambridge

12 weeks

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 - Full
20 January 2020
3, 17 February 2020
2, 16, 30 March 2020
OSCE: 28 April 2020

24 January 2020
7, 21 February 2020
6, 20 March 2020
3 April 2020
OSCE: 1 May 2020

You'll also complete 24 hours of practice per week in anaesthetics, in line with our degree students.

Where you'll study

Your faculty

The Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine and Social Care is the largest in ARU, with over 7,000 students. Our Faculty is teeming with expertise and primed to meet the demand for creating health professionals, teachers, doctors, scientists and educators for the three districts we serve: Chelmsford, Cambridge and Peterborough.

We have been training undergraduates for professional roles for over 25 years, with a reputation for quality, dedication and ambition balanced with student satisfaction.

We know that to give our students the very best experiential learning, prior to getting into the workplace, simulation is second to none, for safe, realistic, learning environments. We have invested heavily in purpose built simulated wards, science labs and skills space, to support our students through their learning.

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)


Funding for CPD

Please ask your manager or Education Lead about available funding before you apply.

Contact details

Lisa Wakeman (Module Leader)

CPD Admissions
Tel: 01245 686868

Entry requirements

You'll have a minimum six months of experience as a theatre practitioner in order to access this course.

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