Anesthesiologist Assistant, Ft. Lauderdale

Curriculum Requirements

Note: Curriculum is subject to change as directed by the department.

course name credit hours
ANES 5001: Clinical Anesthesia I
Developmental skills and foundations of the clinical practice of anesthesia gained through one-on-one supervised instruction in the operating room and other ancillary anesthetizing locations. Participation and responsibilities increase through the year as knowledge and skills develop.
1
ANES 5048: Medical Terminology
Self-study course on line. Use of medical language for appropriate and accurate communication in patient care. Course includes terminology and symbols, word formation, body systems and disease terms, abbreviations, and procedures.
1
ANES 5621: Principle of Airway Management I
This course will provide an opportunity to learn and appreciate structure, function, pathophysiology, disease and management of the human airway. The basic and advanced principles of airway management, elective and emergent will be covered, including equipment and techniques. Examination, recognition, techniques and management involved in pediatric and adult difficult airways. Course will correlate with laboratory work for a better understanding and use of bag/ mask ventilation, oral and nasal airways, oral and nasal intubations techniques, lightwands, fiberoptic intubations, double lumen tubes, surgical airways, and application of laryngeal mask airway.
2
ANES 5081: Introduction to Clinical Anesthesia
Prepares and educates the student to work within the anesthesia care team. Introduction to induction, maintenance, and emergence from anesthesia. Includes history of anesthesia, types of anesthesia, universal precautions and infection control, layout of the operating room, sterile fields and techniques, interacting with patients, starting intravenous catheters and arterial cannulae, obtaining arterial blood samples, and application of ASA-standard monitors. Students will utilize anesthesia simulator to gain the basic knowledge and usage of monitors.
2
ANES 5328: ECG for Anesthesiologist Assistants
Basic and advanced ECG interpretation using simulators to understand an overview of heart anatomy, function, and neurophysiology.
1
ANA 5420: Anatomy
Gross structures of the human body. Integrates topographic and radiographic anatomy to stress the application and importance of clinical anatomy. Develops the knowledge of the human anatomy necessary for the practice of the profession.

5
PHS 5400: Physiology
Clinically relevant physiologic principles of the major organ systems covered in Clinical Anatomy. Pathological changes that occur in human physiology in the disease process.
3
ANES 5301: Anesthesia Laboratory I
A state-of-the-art laboratory and anesthesia simulator will prepare the student for the usage and complete understanding of the monitors and practice of anesthesia. Students will apply their didactic knowledge to scenarios on the anesthesia simulator. Patient modalities are explored, such as pulse oximetry, capnography, and blood pressure monitoring systems. Laboratory experiments will develop the students understanding of anesthesia delivery systems, various types of breathing circuits, fresh gas flow effect, theory of dilutional methods of cardiac output monitoring, relations between Mean circulatory filling pressures and Central venous pressure. A vascular sonography lab will allow a unique and comprehensive understanding of transesophageal and transthoracic echocardiography, cerebrovascular testing, and venous and peripheral arterial testing.
1
MHS 5001: APA Writing Seminar
This seminar is designed to introduce students to the APA 5 writing style. They will be guided by an instructor through the main components of an APA-style academic paper as well as internship and practicum reports.
2
Total: 18

Minimum Clinical experience: 46 hrs (Anesthesia rotations in hospital)

Basic Life Support Certification will be obtained during this semester.

course name credit hours
ANES 5002: Clinical Anesthesia II
Developmental skills and foundations of the clinical practice of anesthesia gained through one-on-one supervised instruction in the operating room and other ancillary anesthetizing locations. Participation and responsibilities increase through the year as knowledge and skills develop.
2
ANES 5302: Anesthesia Laboratory II
A state-of- the-art laboratory and anesthesia simulator will prepare the student for the usage and complete understanding of the monitors and practice of anesthesia. Students will apply their didactic knowledge to scenarios on the anesthesia simulator. Patient modalities are explored, such as pulse oximetry, capnography, and blood pressure monitoring systems. Laboratory experiments will develop the students understanding of anesthesia delivery systems, various types of breathing circuits, fresh gas flow effect, theory of dilutional methods of cardiac output monitoring, relations between Mean circulatory filling pressures and Central venous pressure. A vascular sonography lab will allow a unique and comprehensive understanding of transesophageal and transthoracic echocardiography, cerebrovascular testing, and venous and peripheral arterial testing.
2
ANES 5601: Applied Physiology for Anesthesia Practice I
Pathophysiology in a systems approach - cardiovascular, pulmonary, renal, neuro, metabolic, and endocrine. Emphasizing hemodynamics, Starling forces, pulmonary responses, renal hemodynamics, temperature regulation, blood gases/pH, and maternal and fetal physiology. Emphasizes those systems which affect evaluation and planning for anesthesia and those systems affected by the administration of anesthesia.
3
ANES 5462: Pharmacology for Anesthesia I
Emphasizes drugs specifically related to the practice of anesthesia, including inhaled anesthetics, opioids, barbiturates, benzodiazepines, anticholinesterases and anticholinergics, neuromuscular blockers, adrenergic agonists and antagonists, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, antidysrhythmics, calcium channel blockers, diuretics, anticoagulants, antihistamines, and antimicrobials.
2
ANES 5901: Anesthesia Principle and Practices I
Principles involved in the formulation of anesthetic plans based upon data obtained during the preoperative evaluation. Includes the formulation and practices of different anesthetic plans and techniques as related to specific surgical procedures and pathophysiology.
2
ANES 5622: Principle of Airway Management II
This course will provide an opportunity to learn and appreciate structure, function, pathophysiology, disease and management of the human airway. The basic and advanced principles of airway management, elective and emergent will be covered, including equipment and techniques. Examination, recognition, techniques and management involved in pediatric and adult difficult airways. Course will correlate with laboratory work for a better understanding and use of bag/ mask ventilation, oral and nasal airways, oral and nasal intubations techniques, lightwands, fiberoptic intubations, double lumen tubes, surgical airways, and application of laryngeal mask airway.
2
MHS 5205: Writing for Medical Publication
Study and review of quality medical writing techniques, issues, and procedures with emphasis on cultivating personal style and content. Focus will be on writing for peer and evidence based publications.
3
MHS 5103: Principles of Advanced Life Support
Introduction to the accepted principles of the advanced life support measures used in adult medical, traumatic, and pediatric emergencies. Includes a review of the most common emergency situations encountered and provides hands-on practical training that will assist the clinician in developing the skills required to stabilize patients with life-threatening conditions.
3
Total: 19

Minimum Clinical experience: 92 hrs (Anesthesia rotations in hospital)

* Advanced Cardiac Lifesaving will be obtained during this semester.

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ANES 5003: Clinical Anesthesia III
Developmental skills and foundations of the clinical practice of anesthesia gained through one-on-one supervised instruction in the operating room and other ancillary anesthetizing locations. Participation and responsibilities increase through the year as knowledge and skills develop.
3
ANES 5463: Pharmacology for Anesthesia II
Emphasizes drugs specifically related to the practice of anesthesia, including inhaled anesthetics, opioids, barbiturates, benzodiazepines, anticholinesterases and anticholinergics, neuromuscular blockers, adrenergic agonists and antagonists, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, antidysrhythmics, calcium channel blockers, diuretics, anticoagulants, antihistamines, and antimicrobials.
2
ANES 5303: Anesthesia Laboratory III
A state-of- the-art laboratory and anesthesia simulator will prepare the student for the usage and complete understanding of the monitors and practice of anesthesia. Students will apply their didactic knowledge to scenarios on the anesthesia simulator. Patient modalities are explored, such as pulse oximetry, capnography, and blood pressure monitoring systems. Laboratory experiments will develop the students understanding of anesthesia delivery systems, various types of breathing circuits, fresh gas flow effect, theory of dilutional methods of cardiac output monitoring, relations between Mean circulatory filling pressures and Central venous pressure. A vascular sonography lab will allow a unique and comprehensive understanding of transesophageal and transthoracic echocardiography, cerebrovascular testing, and venous and peripheral arterial testing.
1
ANES 5602: Applied Physiology for Anesthesia Practice II
Pathophysiology in a systems approach - cardiovascular, pulmonary, renal, neuro, metabolic, and endocrine. Emphasizing hemodynamics, Starling forces, pulmonary responses, renal hemodynamics, temperature regulation, blood gases/pH, and maternal and fetal physiology. Emphasizes those systems which affect evaluation and planning for anesthesia and those systems affected by the administration of anesthesia.
2
ANES 5801: Anesthesia Principle and Practices I
Practical principles, application, and interpretation of various monitoring modalities including ECG, invasive and non-invasive blood pressure, oximetry, cardiac output, respiratory gas analysis, respiration, and instrumentation as they pertain to anesthesia practice. Also includes intraoperative neurophysiology monitoring, temperature, renal function, coagulation/hemostasis, neuromuscular junction, transesophageal and transthoracic echocardiography, cerebrovascular testing, and venous and peripheral arterial testing.
2
ANES 5902: Anesthesia Principle and Practices II
Principles involved in the formulation of anesthetic plans based upon data obtained during the preoperative evaluation. Includes the formulation and practices of different anesthetic plans and techniques as related to specific surgical procedures and pathophysiology.
2
MHS 5510: Research Methods
This course is designed to enable participants to develop skills in reading and critically evaluating published research using the scientific model. The advantages and disadvantages of quantitative and qualitative research methods will be compared and contrasted. Research articles will be collaboratively analyzed to develop an appreciation of potential methodological problems and their implications for evidence based professional practice.
3
MHS 5400: Directed Studies in Medical Science
This course will address medical terminology and anatomy as they pertain to the kinesiology of each joint. The course lays the foundation for understanding the relevant anatomical and physical biomechanics of sports. NATA Board of Certification Approved - 8/01
3
Total: 18

Minimum Clinical experience: 150 hrs (Anesthesia rotations in hospital)

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ANES 5004: Clinical Anesthesia IV
Developmental skills and foundations of the clinical practice of anesthesia gained through one-on-one supervised instruction in the operating room and other ancillary anesthetizing locations. Participation and responsibilities increase through the year as knowledge and skills develop.
5
ANES 5304: Anesthesia Laboratory IV
A state-of- the-art laboratory and anesthesia simulator will prepare the student for the usage and complete understanding of the monitors and practice of anesthesia. Students will apply their didactic knowledge to scenarios on the anesthesia simulator. Patient modalities are explored, such as pulse oximetry, capnography, and blood pressure monitoring systems. Laboratory experiments will develop the students understanding of anesthesia delivery systems, various types of breathing circuits, fresh gas flow effect, theory of dilutional methods of cardiac output monitoring, relations between Mean circulatory filling pressures and Central venous pressure. A vascular sonography lab will allow a unique and comprehensive understanding of transesophageal and transthoracic echocardiography, cerebrovascular testing, and venous and peripheral arterial testing.
2
MHS 5107: Internship
The student will complete 80 hours of internship in an area of interest within a healthcare organization, outside of their regular places of employment. The final product of this internship is an in depth S.W.O.T. analysis of the unit or healthcare organization. The internship site requires prior M.H.Sc faculty approval.
5
MHS 5401: Directed Studies in Anesthesia II
This course is a continuation of MHS 5400.
3
Total: 15

Minimum Clinical experience: 312 hrs (Anesthesia rotations in hospital)

* Pediatric and Advanced Cardiac Lifesaving will be obtained during this semester.

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MHS 5207: Practicum
The practicum is a cumulating experience for M.H.Sc. Students. Under supervision of an M.H.Sc. faculty advisor, students will develop community- based, health promotion and disease prevention interventions with underserved and/ or non-traditional populations.
5
ANES 6110: Anesthesia Review I
Lectures, required readings and discussions by faculty, visiting faculty, and residents on clinical and research topics. Includes correlation of case management and complications.
1
ANES 6001: Clinical Anesthesia V
Encompasses the student's clinical experience in required rotations through all sub-specialty areas of anesthesia. Clinical rotations are assigned in two-week and four week intervals, and will require call during some nights and weekends. Clinical practice of anesthesia is gained through one-on-one supervised instruction in the operating room and other ancillary anesthetizing locations. Monthly required readings are assigned. Monthly comprehensive examinations are administered. Each course's grade is comprised of clinical evaluations and comprehensive examination scores.
13
MHS 5501: Epidemiology and Biostatistics
The ability to understand the conceptual and practical aspects of biostatistics and epidemiology in health care is critical to understanding research and analyzing population data about disease. This survey course will improve the ability of the student to understand and apply these concepts.
3
Total: 22

* MHS 5207 will be completed over Fall, Winter, and Summer Semesters.

Minimum Clinical experience: 675 hrs (Anesthesia rotations in hospital)

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ANES 6003: Clinical Anesthesia VII
Encompasses the student's clinical experience in required rotations through all sub-specialty areas of anesthesia. Clinical rotations are assigned in two-week and four week intervals, and will require call during some nights and weekends. Clinical practice of anesthesia is gained through one-on-one supervised instruction in the operating room and other ancillary anesthetizing locations. Monthly required readings are assigned. Monthly comprehensive examinations are administered. Each course's grade is comprised of clinical evaluations and comprehensive examination scores.
11
MHS 5530: Principles of Management in Healthcare
This course will discuss the various principles of management and its associated issues as they relate to the modern healthcare professional. The course will explore topics such as concepts of organizational management, decision making, strategic planning, resource management and allocation, conflict, and the concept of power.
3
Total: 14

Minimum Clinical experience: 495 hrs (Anesthesia rotations in hospital)