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The University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom, South Bridge

Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia (Online Distance Learning), MSc, PgCert, PgDip,

  • Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia (Online Distance Learning), MSc, PgCert, PgDip,
  • Average part-time
  • Duration : 1 year

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AUD 1,455

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Course Highlights

The University of Edinburgh is offering this unique opportunity for an entirely online MSc to study these advances, during which students can gain knowledge and understanding in the equipment drugs and techniques associated with Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia (Online Distance Learning).

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Course Overview

In veterinary management of animals, anaesthesia (rendering animals unconscious to permit procedures) and analgesia (reducing the pain an animal is suffering) have vital importance in improving animal welfare, as well as permitting the ongoing developments in medical and surgical advances. Knowledge and advances in anaesthesia over the last 20 years have been considerable. We can use techniques to block sensation locally or over a region of the body not just total unconsciousness. We have an array of drugs and methods of drug administration available to us in our fight against pain. Anaesthesia has always carried risks, and we have an increasing availability of monitoring equipment to help us monitor the physiological function of the body during anaesthesia with the aim of reducing morbidity and mortality in our animals. I want to find another Master Course The University of Edinburgh is offering this unique Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia (Online Distance Learning) programme. Our team can provide a wide range of clinical and research experience across many species. Career opportunities The MSc Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia is likely to be desirable for veterinary surgeons seeking employment in research environments (e.g. as Named Veterinary Surgeon or other roles) due to the key importance of anaesthesia and the emphasis on this from Home Office regulation of research work in the UK. The MSc will be a different route for progression for veterinary nurses who have key roles in private veterinary practices with regard to veterinary anaesthesia and analgesia. This may be desirable for practices wishing to show a wide range of expertise amongst their staff and patient support for surgical procedures.


Programme Structure Year 1 Compulsory courses: Basic sciences in anaesthesia and analgesia Anaesthetic equipment Patient assessment, critical incidents and cardiopulmonary resuscitation You will also choose 2 out of 4 species-related courses in dogs and cats, equidae, ruminants, camelids and pigs or small mammals. Year 2 You will choose courses to total 60 credits from the following: Emergency case management Chronic pain and advanced analgesic principles Advanced cardiovascular procedures and monitoring Lung ventilation and mechanical ventilators Reptiles and birds Ethics in veterinary anaesthesia: animal welfare and euthanasia In addition, you could choose to select additional species courses from Year 1. Year 3 During the written reflective element of the programme you will have the opportunity to further develop your scientific skills and utilise scientific theory. The form of the dissertation may vary to suit individual candidates, subject to approval of a submitted proposal.

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