Courses of Instruction

Anesthesiology (ANST)

The terms indicated are expected but are not guaranteed. For the courses offered during any given term, consult the Schedule of Classes.

ANST 500 Human Anatomy (3, Fa) Lectures and laboratory simulation in anatomy emphasizing structure and function of major organs to include brain, cardiovascular, lungs, liver, kidneys and musculoskeletal system. Open to nurse anesthesia students only.

ANST 501 Pharmacology of Anesthesia Practice (4, Fa) Pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic principles, uptake and distribution of inhalational anesthetics, and pharmacology of respiratory and cardiovascular drugs. Application of pharmacologic principles to anesthetic management. Open to nurse anesthesia students only.

ANST 502 Principles of Nurse Anesthesia Practice (4, Fa) Basic theory of anesthesia administration, preanesthetic assessment, physical examination, monitoring. Case management including airway and blood/fluid management, anesthesia machine, and postoperative pain. Lecture/case study format. Open to nurse anesthesia students only.

ANST 503 Advanced Pharmacology of Anesthesia Practice (3, Sp) Pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic principles of drugs covering different organs systems (CNS, hematology, endocrine), herbal therapies, chemotherapeutics, and antimicrobials. Application of pharmacology to anesthetic management using problem-based learning. Prerequisite: ANST 501, ANST 502.

ANST 504 Pathophysiology Related to Anesthesia Practice (4, Sp) In-depth study of cardiovascular, respiratory, renal, liver, endocrine and neuropathophysiology with application of these principles to anesthetic case management using problem-based learning. Prerequisite: ANST 501, ANST 502.

ANST 505 Clinical Residency in Nurse Anesthesia I (3, Sp) Correlation of techniques of anesthesia administration with application of scientific and pharmacologic theory in the clinical setting with observation and supervised clinical residency. Prerequisite: ANST 501, ANST 502.

ANST 506 Advanced Principles of Nurse Anesthesia Practice (4, Sm) Advanced theory of anesthesia management for general and specialized procedures, diagnostic procedures, pediatrics and obstetrics. Prerequisite: ANST 503, ANST 504, ANST 505.

ANST 507 Clinical Residency in Nurse Anesthesia II (2, Sm) Correlation of techniques of anesthesia administration with application of scientific and pharmacologic theory in the clinical setting with observation and supervised clinical residency. Prerequisite: ANST 505.

ANST 508 Research: Investigative Inquiry (2, Fa) Utilization of research, which includes the evaluation of research, problem identification within the practice setting, awareness of practice outcomes and the clinical application of research. Prerequisite: research course, basic statistics.

ANST 509 Advanced Clinical Residency in Nurse Anesthesia I (3, Fa) Correlation of techniques of anesthesia administration with application of scientific and pharmacologic theory expanded to geriatric, obstetrical, and pediatric anesthesia; anesthetic management to include medically compromised patients. Prerequisite: ANST 506, ANST 507.

ANST 510 Professional Aspects of Nurse Anesthesia (3, Fa) Emphasis on the professional components of nurse anesthesia practice including socialization, regulation, culture, ethics, law, employment, advocacy, and contemporary practice issues. Open to nurse anesthesia students only.

ANST 511 Advanced Clinical Residency in Nurse Anesthesia II (4-8, Sp) Correlation of techniques of anesthesia administration with application of scientific and pharmacologic theory expanded to neuroanesthesia, cardiac anesthesia, trauma anesthesia, critical care and pain management. Open to nurse anesthesia students only. Prerequisite: ANST 509.

ANST 512 Research Integration: Capstone Experience (1, Sm) A capstone course requiring students to demonstrate ability to integrate theory, research and practice through a mentored research experience with direct relevance to graduate specialization. Open to nurse anesthesia students only.

ANST 513 Advanced Clinical Residency in Nurse Anesthesia III (1, Sm) Correlation of advanced techniques of anesthesia administration with application of scientific and pharmacologic theory in diverse specialty anesthesia rotations. Prerequisite: ANST 511.

ANST 514 Specialty Fellowship (2, Fa) Optional internship to develop advanced skills and critical assessment of anesthesia specialty or clinical research. Graded CR/NC. Prerequisite: ANST 513; graduate of an accredited nurse anesthesia program.

ANST 590 Directed Research (1-12, FaSpSm) Research leading to the master’s degree in nurse anesthesia. Maximum units which may be applied to the degree to be determined by the department. Open to nurse anesthesia majors only. Graded CR/NC. Prerequisite: ANST 508.

ANST 591 Special Projects (1-4, max 4, FaSpSm) Supervised learning in functional and/or clinical area of focus reflecting current trends and development in the field of nurse anesthesia. Open to nurse anesthesia majors only. Graded CR/NC.