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Principles of Anaesthetic Care | HAN_7_006 | Level 7 | Credits 20 | 2020/21
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Principles of Anaesthetic Care | HAN_7_006 | Level 7 | Credits 20 | 2020/21
25/09/2020 | Full
25/09/2020, 09/10/2020, 06/11/2020, 20/11/2020, 04/12/2020


The module incorporates the fundamentals of anaesthesia and includes preparation of environment, equipment, personnel and patient assessment to facilitate safe administration of anaesthesia. Current techniques of general and local anaesthesia are considered in selecting appropriate patient care. The individual needs of patients are given priority throughout all stages of anaesthesia.

Available as a standalone module: Yes


Attendance (Please note, this is subject to change for future intakes)

Dates: For attendance information, please see the top of this page and click on ‘attendance dates’. Please note, if the module is full or closed for the intake(s) this academic year, dates may not appear. 

Venue: LSBU Havering Campus

Typical intake(s): Semester 1


Entry requirements

  • 120 credits at level 6 or equivalent.
  • Registration on a professional register as appropriate.
  • A minimum of 6 months experience in a related area of practice.
  • Student support for studying at Masters level is to be discussed with the pathway advisor. Students who have not previously undertaken study at academic Level 7 (Masters level) are advised to consider the module: Preparation for Masters Level Study (see CPPD online prospectus for more details), which can be accessed on the CPPD Prospectus.


Career benefits

This module seeks to provide focus and direction for practitioners who wish to develop their skills and expertise in relation to anaesthetic nursing across the age spectrum. The module aims to enable an individual practitioner to have broader competence skills to progress in a direction that meets workforce, meeting the needs of the future NHS as outlines in the Five Year Forward View in 2014 by the Department of Health (DH,2014) and the HEE agenda for Clinical Academic Careers Framework (HEE 2015).

Encompasses multi-professional working and a sharing of expertise and skills across traditional professional boundaries and fields as new services and roles are being developed to meet current and future challenges for perioperative service delivery. Completion of this Module should help the practitioner to be in a better position to progress in their career and to work as an anaesthetic practitioner.



  • Element 1 - Competence Document
  • Element 2 - Presentation

Both elements of assessment must be passed to pass this module 

Assessment/submission date: TBC

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and Understanding:  

  • Evaluate and review knowledge and understanding of national and local health care policies and initiatives aimed at improving anaesthetic patients’ outcomes.
  • Appraise the role of the anaesthetic nurse in the delivery of care utilising problem-solving and enquiry based approach.    

Intellectual skills:

  • Syntheses information from a number of sources in order to evaluate and review change in anaesthetic practice.
  • Identify and solve complex problems within the field of anaesthetic care. 

Practical Skills:

  • Demonstrate competence in evaluating, reviewing and shaping the assessment, monitoring, medication and the promotion of patient safety. 

Transferable skills:

  • Construct a logical and systematic approach to providing care while working within a multi-disciplinary team. 
  • Defend and argue convincingly their ideas both orally and in writing.
  • Shape and refine workload in order to evaluate own academic performance, taking responsibility for personal and professional learning 
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Course Leader
Name: Marie Culloty
Tel: 0207 815 5925
Name: Pauline Blakemore
Tel: 0207 815 4789
Face to Face Teaching
Learner Hours
15 hours (Blended learning), 145 hours (Student managed learning)
Mode of Delivery
Onsite and online
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