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College of Health Care Sciences - Anesthesia Assistant Program

M.S. in Anesthesia - Tampa

Curriculum Requirements

NSU's Master of Science in Anesthesia program is 27 months long (14 months Didactic and 13 months Clinical). Total credit hours is 114 and total clinical hours is 2,000.

Note: Curriculum is subject to change as directed by the department.

course name credit hours
ANET 5048: Medical Terminology
Self-study course on line. Use of medical language for appropriate and accurate communication in patient care. Course includes terminology and symbols, word formation, body systems and disease terms, abbreviations, and procedures.
1
ANET 5621: Principles of Airway Management I
This course will provide an opportunity to learn and appreciate structure, function, pathophysiology, disease and management of the human airway. The basic and advanced principles of airway management, elective and emergent will be covered, including equipment and techniques. Examination, recognition, techniques and management involved in pediatric and adult difficult airways. Course will correlate with laboratory work for a better understanding and use of bag/ mask ventilation, oral and nasal airways, oral and nasal intubations techniques, lightwands, fiberoptic intubations, double lumen tubes, surgical airways, and application of laryngeal mask airway.
2
ANET 5081: Introduction to Clinical Anesthesia
Prepares and educates the student to work within the anesthesia care team. Introduction to induction, maintenance, and emergence from anesthesia. Includes history of anesthesia, types of anesthesia, universal precautions and infection control, layout of the operating room, sterile fields and techniques, interacting with patients, starting intravenous catheters and arterial cannulae, obtaining arterial blood samples, and application of ASA-standard monitors. Students will utilize anesthesia simulator to gain the basic knowledge and usage of monitors.
2
ANET 5328: ECG for Anesthesiologist Assistants
Basic and advanced ECG interpretation using simulators to understand an overview of heart anatomy, function, and neurophysiology.
2
ANAT 5420: Anatomy
Gross structures of the human body. Integrates topographic and radiographic anatomy to stress the application and importance of clinical anatomy. Develops the knowledge of the human anatomy necessary for the practice of the profession.
5
PHST 5400: Physiology
Clinically relevant physiologic principles of the major organ systems covered in Clinical Anatomy. Pathological changes that occur in human physiology in the disease process.
3
ANET 5301: Anesthesia Laboratory I
A state-of-the-art laboratory and anesthesia simulator will prepare the student for the usage and complete understanding of the monitors and practice of anesthesia. Students will apply their didactic knowledge to scenarios on the anesthesia simulator. Patient modalities are explored, such as pulse oximetry, capnography, and blood pressure monitoring systems. Laboratory experiments will develop the students understanding of anesthesia delivery systems, various types of breathing circuits, fresh gas flow effect, theory of dilutional methods of cardiac output monitoring, relations between Mean circulatory filling pressures and Central venous pressure. A vascular sonography lab will allow a unique and comprehensive understanding of transesophageal and transthoracic echocardiography, cerebrovascular testing, and venous and peripheral arterial testing.
3
Total: 18

 

course name credit hours
ANET 5101: Student Lecture Series I
This seminar-style course expands upon anesthesia coursework as part of a three-course series. Learners will research topics pertinent to the practice of anesthesia and participate in podium presentations of their findings using visual aids. Through the course activities, learners will develop their oral communication skills and ability to synthesize medical literature. Topics are assigned by the course instructor.
1
ANET 5302: Anesthesia Laboratory II
A state-of- the-art laboratory and anesthesia simulator will prepare the student for the usage and complete understanding of the monitors and practice of anesthesia. Students will apply their didactic knowledge to scenarios on the anesthesia simulator. Patient modalities are explored, such as pulse oximetry, capnography, and blood pressure monitoring systems. Laboratory experiments will develop the students understanding of anesthesia delivery systems, various types of breathing circuits, fresh gas flow effect, theory of dilutional methods of cardiac output monitoring, relations between Mean circulatory filling pressures and Central venous pressure. A vascular sonography lab will allow a unique and comprehensive understanding of transesophageal and transthoracic echocardiography, cerebrovascular testing, and venous and peripheral arterial testing.
3
ANET 5462: Pharmacology for Anesthesia I
Emphasizes drugs specifically related to the practice of anesthesia, including inhaled anesthetics, opioids, barbiturates, benzodiazepines, anticholinesterases and anticholinergics, neuromuscular blockers, adrenergic agonists and antagonists, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, antidysrhythmics, calcium channel blockers, diuretics, anticoagulants, antihistamines, and antimicrobials.
2
ANET 5601: Applied Physiology for Anesthesia Practice I
Pathophysiology in a systems approach - cardiovascular, pulmonary, renal, neuro, metabolic, and endocrine. Emphasizing hemodynamics, Starling forces, pulmonary responses, renal hemodynamics, temperature regulation, blood gases/pH, and maternal and fetal physiology. Emphasizes those systems which affect evaluation and planning for anesthesia and those systems affected by the administration of anesthesia.
3
ANET 5801: Instrumentation and Monitoring
Practical principles, application, and interpretation of various monitoring modalities including ECG, invasive and noninvasive blood pressure, oximetry, cardiac output, respiratory gas analysis, respiration, and instrumentation as they pertain to anesthesia practice. Also includes intraoperative neurophysiology monitoring, neuromuscular junction, transesophageal and transthoracic echocardiography, cerebrovascular testing, and venous and peripheral arterial testing.
2
ANET 5622: Principle of Airway Management II
This course will provide an opportunity to learn and appreciate structure, function, pathophysiology, disease and management of the human airway. The basic and advanced principles of airway management, elective and emergent will be covered, including equipment and techniques. Examination, recognition, techniques and management involved in pediatric and adult difficult airways. Course will correlate with laboratory work for a better understanding and use of bag/ mask ventilation, oral and nasal airways, oral and nasal intubations techniques, lightwands, fiberoptic intubations, double lumen tubes, surgical airways, and application of laryngeal mask airway.
2
ANET 5901: Anesthesia Principles and Practices I
Principles involved in the formulation of anesthetic plans based upon data obtained during the preoperative evaluation. Includes the formulation and practices of different anesthetic plans and techniques as related to specific surgical procedures and pathophysiology.
2
ANET 5104: Principles of Life Support
Provides for the certification in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS). Courses will focus on assessment and management of adults, children, and infants in a cardiopulmonary crisis. Pediatric and Advanced Cardiac Lifesaving will be obtained during this semester.
3
MHS 5205: Writing for Medical Publication
Study and review of quality medical writing techniques, issues, and procedures with emphasis on cultivating personal style and content. Focus will be on writing for peer and evidence based publications.
3
Total: 21

Basic Life Support Certification, Advanced Cardiac Lifesaving, and Pediatric Advanced Cardiac Lifesaving will be obtained during this semester.

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ANET 5001: Clinical Anesthesia I
Developmental skills and foundations of the clinical practice of anesthesia are gained through one-on-one supervised instruction in the operating room and other ancillary anesthetizing locations. Participation and responsibilities increase through the year as knowledge and skills develop.
4
ANET 5102: Student Lecture Series II
In this second course of the student lecture seeries, learners will select their own topic of research with guidance from the course instructor. This course will develop the learners' ability to select an appropriate research topic, as well as expand their knowledge of anesthesia. Podium presentations using visual aids are required.
1
ANET 5303: Anesthesia Laboratory III
A state-of- the-art laboratory and anesthesia simulator will prepare the student for the usage and complete understanding of the monitors and practice of anesthesia. Students will apply their didactic knowledge to scenarios on the anesthesia simulator. Patient modalities are explored, such as pulse oximetry, capnography, and blood pressure monitoring systems. Laboratory experiments will develop the students understanding of anesthesia delivery systems, various types of breathing circuits, fresh gas flow effect, theory of dilutional methods of cardiac output monitoring, relations between Mean circulatory filling pressures and Central venous pressure. A vascular sonography lab will allow a unique and comprehensive understanding of transesophageal and transthoracic echocardiography, cerebrovascular testing, and venous and peripheral arterial testing.
3
ANET 5463: Pharmacology for Anesthesia II
Emphasizes drugs specifically related to the practice of anesthesia, including inhaled anesthetics, opioids, barbiturates, benzodiazepines, anticholinesterases and anticholinergics, neuromuscular blockers, adrenergic agonists and antagonists, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, antidysrhythmics, calcium channel blockers, diuretics, anticoagulants, antihistamines, and antimicrobials.
2
ANET 5602: Applied Physiology for Anesthesia Practice II
Pathophysiology in a systems approach - cardiovascular, pulmonary, renal, neuro, metabolic, and endocrine. Emphasizing hemodynamics, Starling forces, pulmonary responses, renal hemodynamics, temperature regulation, blood gases/pH, and maternal and fetal physiology. Emphasizes those systems which affect evaluation and planning for anesthesia and those systems affected by the administration of anesthesia.
3
ANET 5902: Anesthesia Principles and Practices II
Principles involved in the formulation of anesthetic plans based upon data obtained during the preoperative evaluation. Includes the formulation and practices of different anesthetic plans and techniques as related to specific surgical procedures and pathophysiology.
2
Total: 15
Minimum Clinical experience: 150 hrs (Anesthesia rotations in hospital)
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ANET 5000: Professional Issues in Anesthesiologist Assistant Practice
As providers within the dynamic U.S. health care system, anesthesiologist assistants must possess the ability to exhibit professionalism in a wide range of clinical and nonclinical settings. This course will provide learners with an overview of contemporary and historical practice issues relevant to the anesthesiologist assistant.
2
ANET 5002: Clinical Anesthesia II
Developmental skills and foundations of the clinical practice of anesthesia are gained through one-on-one supervised instruction in the operating room and other ancillary anesthetizing locations. Participation and responsibilities increase through the year as knowledge and skills develop.
3
ANET 5304: Anesthesia Laboratory IV
A state-of- the-art laboratory and anesthesia simulator will prepare the student for the usage and complete understanding of the monitors and practice of anesthesia. Students will apply their didactic knowledge to scenarios on the anesthesia simulator. Patient modalities are explored, such as pulse oximetry, capnography, and blood pressure monitoring systems. Laboratory experiments will develop the students understanding of anesthesia delivery systems, various types of breathing circuits, fresh gas flow effect, theory of dilutional methods of cardiac output monitoring, relations between Mean circulatory filling pressures and Central venous pressure. A vascular sonography lab will allow a unique and comprehensive understanding of transesophageal and transthoracic echocardiography, cerebrovascular testing, and venous and peripheral arterial testing.
3
ANET 5603: Applied Physiology for Anesthesia Practice III
Pathophysiology in a systems approach—cardiovascular, pulmonary, renal, neuro, metabolic, and endocrine. Emphasizing hemodynamics, Starling forces, pulmonary responses, renal hemodynamics, temperature regulation, blood gases/pH, and maternal and fetal physiology. Also emphasizes those systems that affect evaluation and planning for anesthesia and that are affected by the administration of anesthesia.
2
ANET 5903: Anesthesia Principles and Practices III
This course is a continuation of ANES 5902. It discusses the principles involved in the formulation of anesthetic plans based upon data obtained during the preoperative evaluation and includes the formulation and practices of different anesthetic plans and techniques as related to specific surgical procedures and pathophysiology.
2
ANET 5103: Student Lecture Series III
In this third course of the student lecture series, learners will select an anesthesia case and perform a case study analysis. Emphasis will be on the development of reflective learning practices and critical thinking skills. Podium presentations using visual aids are required.
1
ANET 5107: Internship
Students will complete 80 hours of internship in an area of interest within a health care organization outside of their regular places of employment. The final product of this internship is an in-depth SWOT analysis of the unit or health care organization. The internship site requires prior Department of Anesthesia faculty member approval.
5
Total: 18

Minimum Clinical experience: 312 hrs (Anesthesia rotations in hospital)

Pediatric and Advanced Cardiac Lifesaving will be obtained during this semester.

course name credit hours
ANET 6001: Clinical Anesthesia III
Encompasses the student's clinical experience in required rotations through all sub-specialty areas of anesthesia. Clinical rotations are assigned in two-week and four week intervals, and will require call during some nights and weekends. Clinical practice of anesthesia is gained through one-on-one supervised instruction in the operating room and other ancillary anesthetizing locations. Monthly required readings are assigned. Monthly comprehensive examinations are administered. Each course's grade is comprised of clinical evaluations and comprehensive examination scores.
13
Total: 13

Minimum Clinical experience: 675 hrs (Anesthesia rotations in hospital)

course name credit hours
ANET 6002: Clinical Anesthesia IV
Encompasses the student's clinical experience in required rotations through all sub-specialty areas of anesthesia. Clinical rotations are assigned in two-week and four week intervals, and will require call during some nights and weekends. Clinical practice of anesthesia is gained through one-on-one supervised instruction in the operating room and other ancillary anesthetizing locations. Monthly required readings are assigned. Monthly comprehensive examinations are administered. Each course's grade is comprised of clinical evaluations and comprehensive examination scores.
15
ANET 6110: Anesthesia Review
Lectures, required readings, and discussions with faculty members, visiting faculty members, and current residents on clinical and research topics. Includes correlation of case management and complications.
2
Total: 17

Minimum Clinical experience: 675 hrs (Anesthesia rotations in hospital)

course name credit hours
ANET 6003: Clinical Anesthesia V
Encompasses the student's clinical experience in required rotations through all sub-specialty areas of anesthesia. Clinical rotations are assigned in two-week and four week intervals, and will require call during some nights and weekends. Clinical practice of anesthesia is gained through one-on-one supervised instruction in the operating room and other ancillary anesthetizing locations. Monthly required readings are assigned. Monthly comprehensive examinations are administered. Each course's grade is comprised of clinical evaluations and comprehensive examination scores.
12
Total: 12

Minimum Clinical experience: 356 hrs (Anesthesia rotations in hospital)

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