(Short Course) Anaesthetic Care in Practice

Healthcare ward facilities

Course details

Year of entry

2024, 2025


10 weeks (including placement)

Institution Code




Why choose? this course?

The Anaesthetic Care in Practice module is designed for Registered Nurses who have an ambition to work as an Anaesthetic Practitioner. The module will give you the required qualification to care for patients during the anaesthetic induction, maintenance, and emergence during their perioperative journey.

Key course features

  • This course takes place over 10 weeks of teaching – 1 day per week
  • The course includes a supported placement in your anaesthetic clinical area
  • You will gain 40 credits at Level 6
  • The course consists of a mix of theory and practical teaching

Case study assessment and practical competencies

What you will study

  • General anaesthesia
  • Regional anaesthesia
  • Anaesthetic machine
  • Ventilation and breathing systems
  • Patient positioning for surgery
  • Common drugs and drug groups
  • Maintaining homeostasis
  • Rapid sequence induction
  • Difficult airway management
  • Invasive monitoring
  • Blood gas analysis
  • Cell salvage
  • Emergency situations in anaesthetics

Entry requirements & applying

BSc Degree in Nursing

NMC Registration

Currently working within an operating theatre setting

Teaching & Assessment

Teaching will be a blend of theoretical and practical sessions, with some pre- and post-session work.

Assessment will be a combination of a 3,000-word case study assignment and practice competencies, which will be completed on placement in the clinical environment under the supervision of a practice educator.

Fees & funding


Course Dates

Start Date: Wednesday 26th June 2024

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To apply for this course please contact postregadmissions@wrexham.ac.uk to request an application form.