Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia, M.Sc.

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
Online
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 anaesthesia and analgesia.

About

In veterinary medicine we are often required to render animals unconscious to permit procedures (anaesthesia), we can reduce the pain an animal is suffering (analgesia) so in veterinary management of animals, anaesthesia and analgesia 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.
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 anaesthesia and analgesia. We will provide students with a knowledge of current anaesthetic and analgesic practices, knowledge of how anaesthetic equipment functions and how to use it effectively. Optional courses allow students to study anaesthesia and analgesia in their species of choice and also to study more advanced techniques in anaesthesia and analgesia such as ventilation and cardiovascular interventions.

Programme Structure

Programme Structure
The programme starts with 3 compulsory courses:
  • Basic sciences in anaesthesia and analgesia
  • Anaesthetic equipment
  • Patient assessment , critical incidents and CPR
Students select 2 out of 4 courses related to different species of their choice (to complete the PGCert).
Courses in the second year are optional and may also include species courses not undertaken in first year:
  • Reptiles and birds
  • Advanced cardiovascular procedures and monitoring
  • Chronic pain and advanced analgesic principles
  • Lung ventilation and mechanical ventilators
  • Ethics in anaesthesia and euthanasia
To complete the MSc a 60 credit point dissertation is required.
The programme will have its first intake of students in September 2016 - we are just finalising our website and the apply links will be live in the coming weeks. Meanwhile, if you're interested in the programme, please email Pamela.Murison@ed.ac.uk to register your interest.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date Application deadline and start date were not specified by the programme.
  • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Study intensity Part-time
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration part-time 36 months
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Take IELTS test

Academic Requirements

Degree in veterinary medicine or veterinary nursing. Education to degree level (minimum 2:1 degree or international equivalent) in a related subject with suitable postgraduate experience may also be accepted.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You don’t need a visa to study in this programme.

Tuition Fee

Funding

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