15 Credits SPRING

Pre-requisites: Computer Literacy and basic numeracy. Basic life support skills are advisable, although some training in this field can be provided at the beginning of the unit.

Aims/Description: Medical advances have increased the demand for invasive investigations and procedures. Patients and practitioners desire painless, timely and anxiety free interventions for which general anaesthesia may be unsuitable. Sedation in the hands of trained practitioners can provide all these benefits with comparable safety, and at significantly lower cost than anaesthesia. Short painful procedures in the pre-hospital environment, emergency department, endoscopy or dental suites and painless imaging are some of the areas in which training and standards in sedation are desirable. This module will equip students with the knowledge and skills to practice safe sedation in chosen areas and the ability to develop and commission sedation services.

Staff Contact: Fiona Sampson
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Tutorials, Problem solving, Fieldwork, Placements, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

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