Novice Course

Introduction to Anaesthesia: Novice Course


The Introduction to Anaesthesia Novice Course is run by the Barts and The London School of Anaesthesia in conjunction with the Barts and The London Medical Simulation Centre. 


The aim of this Course is to provide a formal organised introduction to anaesthesia for new trainees within the Barts and The London School of Anaesthesia, as well as providing valuable preparation for the three month competency based assessment.


At the end of this course you will:


  • Have an understanding of the professional role of the anaesthetist

  • Have core knowledge of the administration of a safe simple general anaesthetic

  • Be competent at advanced life support

  • Have improved, appropriate professional attitude and communication skills

  • Be better prepared for the competency based assessment.


This course consists of 4 full day tutorials and interactive workshops, with one day at The Medical Simulation Centre when trainees will all have a chance to ‘manage’ an anaesthetic emergency.  One of your lecture days will commence early to incorporate an Anaesthetic Machine Check.


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