Online Cert/Dip/MSc in Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia
The program is delivered fully online using methods supported by the University’s award-winning online learning environments.
The University of Edinburgh is offering this unique opportunity for an entirely online MSc to study anesthesia and analgesia in animals, during which students can gain knowledge and understanding in the equipment, drugs and techniques associated with anesthesia and analgesia.
There is also specific challenges for different species groups during anesthesia which are addressed in the program. Our team can provide a wide range of clinical and research experience across many species. The course offers the opportunity to study for a postgraduate certificate, diploma or a master’s degree.
Study online with us is a convenient method of learning where you can study at a time and location that fits in with your personal and work commitments. There is also the added benefit of being in an online community where interaction with other students and tutors is part of the learning process in a supportive learning environment.
A suitable starting point for the program would be a veterinary degree, science graduate using anesthesia during their research and graduate veterinary nurses, although these are not exhaustive. If you want answers to questions not addressed here then feel free to contact us.
The online program aims to enhance your knowledge and understanding of anesthesia and analgesia in a variety of species, also to provide you with knowledge and understanding of equipment and aids to anesthesia currently available.
Critical thinking facilitates problem-solving in anesthesia environments which provides a first-class learning experience, leading to the development of proactive, independent, reflective and life-long learners.
Knowledge and understanding
The program consists of core subjects, which provide the foundation knowledge that further courses within the program build on. Courses within the program are designed to give you an in-depth and extensive knowledge and understanding at Postgraduate Certificate, Diploma or Masters levels within the field of Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia with a contextual understanding of past and present knowledge and ideas within Anaesthesia and Analgesia leading to a rounded understanding of the subjects.
Also, the program provides the knowledge that supports awareness and the importance of anesthesia and analgesia for animal welfare and its context in different situations including how this is relevant for different societies.
During the program you will develop your intellectual curiosity, a willingness to question accepted wisdom and to be open to new ideas within the field of Anaesthesia and Analgesia.
Although the program is designed to be studied over a three year period, it is possible to take up to 6 years to complete the Masters, thus allowing breaks to be taken in the study to fit with personal and professional commitments.
Develop skills and abilities in research and inquiry, together with an awareness of recent developments in veterinary anesthesia and analgesia.
Graduates from the program will have an ability to appreciate the significance of and participate in the critical analysis of new knowledge and understanding acquired through research and inquiry, which fosters a capacity for independent, conceptual and creative thinking.
Also, the program will provide you with the capacity for problem identification, and an appreciation of the use of scientific methods in the collection of evidence, synthesis and analysis.
The program also considers the moral and ethical frameworks and links to the relevant legislation. There is a fostering of academic integrity and personal responsibilities as well as independent thought or teamwork when addressing intellectual challenges associated with anaesthesia and pain management.
We discuss different practical techniques that are mostly in common usage. Where techniques may be new to the student but within their scope of practice (MRCVS) then we would expect them to undertake update guidance from an experienced practitioner in these techniques.
From the Nurse perspective, we expect them to be able to consider the benefits and risks associated with different techniques so that their nursing practice will be consistent with the requirements of the techniques.