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2005 - 2006

3.5.2 Anesthesia

Anesthesia is primarily concerned with the relief of pain and the provision of unconsciousness during surgery. In addition, it takes an active role in the care of the critically ill, in providing analgesia in obstetrics and in managing acute and chronic pain. It is a specialty with a heavy emphasis on the clinical application of the basic sciences.

ANAE 301 Anesthesia - ICM.
(1) A one-week core rotation is required of all students. Students are given supervised experience in the basics or A-B-Cs of resuscitation. They are expected to participate in preoperative, intraoperative and postoperative anesthesia care. Clinical applications of pharmacology and physiology are demonstrated.

Electives are offered to students during their Clerkship year. The objectives are to involve students in aspects of anesthesia care commonly encountered in the operating room, recovery ward and intensive care unit. These include fluid and transfusion therapy, management of acute pain relief, regional and general anesthesia techniques. The elective permits students to administer general anesthesia under strict supervision and to become involved in preoperative and postoperative patient care. Specialised electives in pediatric and obstetric anesthesia, clinical research and other subspecialties can be individually arranged.

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