Taught course

Managing Anaesthesia Care

Cardiff University · School of Healthcare Science

Entry requirements

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Months of entry


Course content

Are you currently working in an anaesthesia environment as an Operating Department Practitioner, Anaesthetics Technician, Nurse or Respiratory Therapist? Our programme will help to enhance your skills and build on your current clinical experience and knowledge.

Your role can be challenging and dynamic, providing care to patients undergoing anaesthesia. Our programme has been designed to provide you with the knowledge and understanding to work at an advanced level, managing patient care in anaesthesia environments.

We offer the opportunity to develop your advanced critical thinking and problem-solving skills, and to apply them to management in anesthesia care. You will cover research methods and have the option to delve further into areas such as managing care in anaesthesia, plus patient safety and clinical risk. In order to take your understanding of managing care further, you have a choice of dissertations, work based project, systematic review or empirical study which will increase your ability to influence change in the field of anaesthesia care and take the next step in your career.

You will have the opportunity to learn from expert educational staff who have experience in anaesthesia practice. You will be assigned a designated personal tutor who will support you throughout your studies.

Our programme will enhance your professional decision-making and critical judgment and help you to develop a body of knowledge that will influence your practice and the practice of others in your professional sphere. You will also be part of a group of students who come from a variety of clinical and professional backgrounds which also enhances your learning experience and you will be encouraged to share ideas and experiences.

Undertaking our programme will support your personal and professional development as well as influencing and informing healthcare across your country and beyond.

Be part of something life-changing and take on a new challenge today.

Distinctive features

Join a School that puts an emphasis on independent learning in a research-led environment and is ranked 4th in the UK for research assessed by REF (2014). Here are some of the key features of why we think our programme is the right choice for you:

  • Benefit from a large range of equipment specially designed to enhance your learning; to include specially designed theatres and operating suites.
  • The involvement of research-active and clinical staff in course design and delivery. Making sure you are learning the most relevant and up to date skills.
  • You will have academic support and be assigned a designated personal tutor throughout your studies.
  • The opportunity to learn in a School which is an accredited Joanna Briggs Centre.
  • You also have the ability to tailor your one optional module choice in a way that best fits your needs.
  • The opportunity to become a student representative and shape future educational provision.
  • Benefit from learning alongside a globally diverse group who are studying at various points in their career.
  • All University teaching sessions are captured on video and made available online* for students to review and revisit their learning (*where appropriate to do so).
  • If your first language is not English, there are open access English Language courses available.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    18 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44 (0)29 2087 0084