Courses

ANESTH 5505 Anatomy for Anesthesiologist Assistants I Credit: 1

Provides a specialized introduction to clinical human anatomy for students seeking a Masters of Science in Anesthesia. Provides basic science foundation that will be applied during clinical training and practice. Clinical aspects and applications of anatomy are included.

Prerequisites: Acceptance to the MSA program.

ANESTH 5506 Anatomy for Anesthesiologist Assistants II Credit: 1

Students will master applied anatomy concepts through integration of knowledge and skills taken from medical anatomy lectures and simulation experiences. Students will learn medical physics principles of contemporary equipment and technology used in anesthesia patient care. Through simulation experiences and practice, students will become competent to operate equipment, explain appropriate uses, and interpret results for diagnosis and management of anesthesia patients.

Prerequisites: acceptance to master of science in anesthesia program.

ANESTH 5518 Professionalism for the Anesthesiologist Asst I Credits: 0.5

Introduction to legal and ethical areas of Anesthesiologist Assistant practice; professional behavior, legal obligations of anesthetists and patient, and social and community contexts of health care.

Prerequisites: Acceptance to M.S. Anesthesia program.

ANESTH 5528 Professionalism for the Anesthesiologist Asst II Credits: 0.5

Special topics in Anesthesiologist Assistant practice; impact of substance abuse, cognitive deficiency and mental illness in creating an impaired provider.

Prerequisites: acceptance into MSA program.

ANESTH 5538 Professionalism for the Anesthesiologist Asst III Credits: 0.5

Special topics in Anesthesiologist Assistant practice; principles of evidence based medicine and approaches to mastering life long learning and maintaining professional competencies.

Prerequisites: acceptance into MSA program.

ANESTH 5540 Patient Monitoring and Instrumentation Credits: 3

Students are taught the clinical application of anesthesia instrumentation. Monitors and devices used in the operating room are studied with respect to principles of operation, calibration, and interpretation of clinical data. A hands-on laboratory is utilized to maximize direct contact to the instruments.

ANESTH 5541 Methods of Anesthesia I Credits: 2

Addresses intraoperative monitoring for complicated patients and complex surgical procedures. Advanced and supplemental monitors and devices used in the operating room are studied with respect to principles of operation, calibration and interpretation of data.

Prerequisites: ANESTH 5540.

ANESTH 5548 Anesthesiologist Assistant Senior Seminar Credits: 0.5

This is 0.5 credit hour course taken in the final semester of the Master of Science in Anesthesia Program. This course is designed to prepare the student for the job market and placement. The course will contain information on student loan payback, financial literacy after graduation, and leadership opportunities for the graduate. The course will also clinically update the students in basic life saving for the healthcare provider (BLS), advanced cardiac life saving (ACLS) and Pediatric advance life saving (PALS).

ANESTH 5556 Physiology for Anesthesiologist Assistants I Credits: 3

Basic and applied human systems physiology with emphasis on topics and areas of special concern to the anesthetist.

ANESTH 5557 Physiology for Anesthesiologist Assistants II Credits: 2

Applied Physiology for Anesthesiologist Assistants II. Continuation of ANESTH 5556.

Prerequisites: ANESTH 5556.

ANESTH 5558 Anesthesia & Co-existing Disease I Credits: 2

The essential link from basic anatomy and physiology to anesthesia care.

Prerequisites: ANESTH 5556.

ANESTH 5559 Anesthesia & Co-existing Disease II Credits: 2

The essential link from basic anatomy and physiology to anesthesia care.

Prerequisites: ANESTH 5558.

ANESTH 5560 Introduction to Anesthesia Credits: 2

Introduction to basic concepts dealing with clinical anesthesia. Medical terminology, human anatomy, medical chart interpretation and drug dosage calculations.

ANESTH 5561 Orientation to Simulation and Clinical Application Credits: 5

A skills lab based course to prepare students for anesthesia patient care in the operating room. Classroom, simulation laboratory and actual operating room environments will be used to teach preoperative assessment, IV placement techniques, airway management, intraoperative patient care and post-operative management. BLS (Basic Life Support) certification is a course requirement.

ANESTH 5562 Anesthesia Clinical Correlation I Credit: 1

A series of conferences presented by faculty and students that applies to anesthetic theory as it relates to the clinical experience. Specific anesthetic situations are emphasized.

Prerequisites: ANESTH 5560.

ANESTH 5563 Anesthesia Clinical Experience I Credits: 4

A continuation of the preparation, observation and hands-on learning format initiated in ANESTH 5561. Patient management and technical skills are refined with close attention to the didactic course work. A comprehensive clinical examination is administered at the end of the semester. ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) certification is required for course completion.

Prerequisites: ANESTH 5561.

ANESTH 5564 Anesthesia Clinical Correlation II Credit: 1

This is one of 3 courses that complement the clinical experience rotations. Assignments are designed to prepare students to successfully pass the NCCAA certification examination. Course content mirrors a portion of the certifying exam blueprint. Students will develop skills in practicing evidence based medicine and life-long learning.

Prerequisites: ANESTH 5562.

ANESTH 5565 Anesthesia Clinical Experience II Credits: 8

ANESTH 5565 Anesthesia Clinical Experience II (2)- An continuation of ANESTH 5563. A comprehensive examination is administered at the end of the semester. PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) certification is required for course completion.

Prerequisites: ANESTH 5563.

ANESTH 5567 Anesthesia Clinical Experience III Credits: 16

Continued exposure to anesthesiologist assistant clinical practice including clinical subspecialties of anesthesiology (obstetrics, pediatrics, neurosurgery, cardiothoracic, and others). Students rotate at several different hospital sites.

Prerequisites: ANESTH 5565, ACLS and PALS certification.

ANESTH 5568 Anesthesia Clinical Correlation III Credit: 1

This is one of 3 courses that complement the clinical experience rotations. Assignments are designed to prepare students to successfully pass the NCCAA certification examination. Course content mirrors a portion of the certifying exam blueprint. Students will develop skills in practicing evidence based medicine and life-long learning.

Prerequisites: ANESTH 5564.

ANESTH 5569 Anesthesia Clinical Experience IV Credits: 12

Clinical clerkship course where students are in the operating room (OR) five days per week and receive extended exposure to many clinical subspecialties. Students are expected to perform basic clinical competencies with minimal to no assistance from clinical instructors, while attempting advanced competencies with frequent assistance.

Prerequisites: ANESTH 5567.

ANESTH 5570 Anesthesia Clinical Correlation IV Credit: 1

This is one of 3 courses that complement the clinical experience rotations. Assignments are designed to prepare students to successfully pass the NCCAA certification examination. Course content mirrors a portion of the certifying exam blueprint. Students will develop skills in practicing evidence based medicine and life-long learning.

Prerequisites: ANESTH 5568.

ANESTH 5571 Anesthesia Clinical Experience V Credits: 16

Clinical clerkship course where students are in the operating room (OR) five days per week and receive extended exposure to many clinical subspecialties. Students are expected to perform basic clinical competencies with minimal to no assistance from clinical instructors, while attempting advanced competencies with frequent assistance.

Prerequisites: ANESTH 5569.

ANESTH 5573 Anesthesia Clinical Experience VI Credits: 16

Clinical clerkship course where students are in the operating room (OR) five days per week and receive extended exposure to many clinical subspecialties. Students are expected to perform basic clinical competencies with minimal to no assistance from clinical instructors, while attempting advanced competencies with frequent assistance.

Prerequisites: ANESTH 5571.

ANESTH 5575 Pharmacology for Anesthesiologist Assistants I Credits: 2

Basic concepts in pharmacology: principles of drug action, receptor theory, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics and drug dose calculations. The course will emphasize the primary medications used to provide anesthesia and to support patients during the perioperative period.

ANESTH 5576 Pharmacology for Anesthesiologist Assistants II Credits: 2

Pharmacology for Anesthesiologist Assistants (2)- Principles of drug action, receptor theory, pharmacodynamics, and pharmacokinetics are taught. The course emphasizes those medication classes most commonly encountered within the practice of an anesthesiologist assistant. Special attention is given to anesthetic agents and adjunctive therapies.

ANESTH 5577 Methods of Anesthesia II Credits: 3

Continuation of ANESTH 5541, addresses advanced intraoperative monitoring for complex patients and surgical procedures. Advanced supplemental monitors and devices used in the operating room are studied with respect to principles of operation, calibration, and interpretation of data.

Prerequisites: ANESTH 5541.

ANESTH 5585 Physiological Model-based Simulation I Credits: 2

Physiological Model-based Simulation I- Introduction to physiological model-based simulation and procedure simulation with an emphasis on improving appropriate anesthesia-associated basic science knowledge, and manual skills in anesthesia machine checkout, anesthesia materials and equipment set up and performing anesthesia for uncomplicated surgical cases.

ANESTH 5586 Physiological Model-based Simulation II Credits: 2

Physiological Model-based Simulation II - An extension of ANESTH 5585 with an emphasis on improving or exercising knowledge of anesthesia-appropriate basic science and the use of more advanced equipment and techniques for uncomplicated cases with an introduction to crisis management.

Prerequisites: ANESTH 5585.

ANESTH 5590 Special Topic Credits: 0.5-3

An opportunity to explore new topics or existing topics in greater detail and are not included in the usual course offerings.

ANESTH 5601 Principles in Pediatric & Congenital Cardiovascular Perfusion I Credits: 3

Students will be introduced to fundamentals of congenital heart disease genesis, pediatric and congenital cardiovascular surgery, perfusion and cardiology. The course will delve into developmental cardiac embryology, the genetics congenital cardiac defects, types of congenital heart defects, diagnostic techniques, surgical considerations, and cardiopulmonary bypass methods and techniques. Faculty permission required for enrollment and limited to certified and new graduate perfusionists.

Prerequisites: Faculty permission required for enrollment and limited to certified and new graduate perfusionists.

ANESTH 5602 Principles in Pediatric & Congenital Cardiovascular Perfusion II Credits: 3

This course examines advanced topics in pediatric and congenital cardiovascular surgery, perfusion and cardiology. Emphasis on physiology, mechanical assist, transplantation, fetal delivery and interventions will be discussed.

Prerequisites: Faculty permission required for enrollment and limited to certified and new graduate perfusionists.