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Curriculum

Anesthesiologist Assistant Clinical Education

We believe that to become an effective Anesthesiologist Assistant, it is critical that students spend as much time applying what they have learned in the classroom in a practical clinical setting. During the two years of clinical education, students work with preceptors to learn the practice of anesthesia. This training gives students the relevant patient experience needed to become successful members of the Anesthesia Care Team.

All first year rotations are located in Savannah, GA while students are also attending didactic coursework. In the second year, students participate in full time clinical rotations at sites in GA, OH, TX, DC, CO, MO, MI, AL, SC, VT, NM, etc. Second year students participate in general and specialty rotations such as cardiothoracic, pediatrics, obstetrics, outpatient and trauma to fulfill the case requirements for clinical training. Below is a chart outlining the minimum clinical contact hours South University AA students can expect to obtain during their training.

Clinical Hours:

  • First Year: 634
  • Senior Year: 2368
  • Total: 3002

CURRICULUM 2014-2015

SUMMER

ANS 5001

Clinical Anesthesia

1

ANS5020

Medical Terminology

1

ANS 5081

Principles of Airway Management I

2

ANS5100

Physics of Anesthesia

2

ANS5120

Introduction to Anesthesia Delivery Systems & Equipment

2

ANS5160

Introduction to Clinical Anesthesia

3

ANS5181

Anesthesia Laboratory I

1

ANS 5191

Anesthesia Simulation I

1

ANS 5941

Anatomy Lab I

1

ANS 5931

Anatomy & Physiology I

4

18

FALL

ANS 5012

Clinical Anesthesia

4

ANS5182

Anesthesia Laboratory II

1

ANS5221

Principles of Instrumentation & Patient Monitoring I

2

ANS5345

Anesthesia Principles & Practice

3

ANS 5932

Anatomy & Physiology II

4

ANS 5942

Anatomy Lab II

1

ANS 5192

Anesthesia Simulation II

1

PHA5001

General Pharmacology I

4

20

WINTER

ANS 5013

Clinical Anesthesia III

5

ANS5201

Cardiovascular Physiology for Anesthesia Practice I

2

PHA5002

General Pharmacology II

4

ANS5183

Anesthesia Laboratory III

1

ANS5222

Principles of Instrumentation & Patient Monitoring II

2

ANS5346

Anesthesia Principles & Practice II

3

ANS5421

Pharmacology in Anesthesia Practice I

2

ANS 5193

Anesthesia Simulation III

1

20

SPRING

ANS5202

Cardiovascular Physiology for Anesthesia Practice II

3

ANS 5014

Clinical Anesthesia IV

5

ANS5184

Anesthesia Laboratory IV

1

ANS5347

Anesthesia Principles & Practice III

3

ANS5601

Regional Anesthesia Practice I

2

ANS5422

Pharmacology in Anesthesia Practice II

2

ANS5300

Pulmonary Physiology for Anesthesia Practice

2

ANS 5510

AA Professional Seminar

1

ANS 5194

Anesthesia Simulation IV

1

20

SUMMER

ANS 5015

Clinical Anesthesia V

6

ANS5302

Pulmonary Physiology for Anesthesia Practice II

2

ANS5348

Anesthesia Principles & Practice IV

3

ANS5502

Advanced Anesthesia Systems and Monitoring

2

ANS5520

Advanced Airway Management

2

ANS5140

Pre-anesthetic Evaluation

3

ANS5602

Regional Anesthesia Practice II

2

20

FALL

ANS 6011

Clinical Anesthesia I

16

ANS6021

Senior Seminar I

1

ANS6041

Anesthesia Review I

1

18

WINTER

ANS 6012

Clinical Anesthesia II

16

ANS6022

Senior Seminar II

1

ANS6042

Anesthesia Review II

1

18

SPRING

ANS 6013

Clinical Anesthesia III

15

ANS6023

Senior Seminar III

1

ANS6043

Anesthesia Review III

1

17

SUMMER

ANS 6014

Clinical Anesthesia IV

16

ANS6024

Senior Seminar IV

1

ANS6044

Anesthesia Review IV

1

18

Total credit hours:

169

The curriculum is dynamic and changes may be made to update and improve the curriculum at any time. Should the curriculum depart from that published above, on the recommendation of the curriculum committee, the Council of Deans and the Council of Presidents before matriculation, a letter identifying the changes will be mailed to all students that have been accepted into the incoming class. At this point, students may elect to continue with their planned matriculation accepting the changes in the curriculum, or cancel their registration and receive a full refund of their deposit without a penalty.

Generally, examinations for classroom and laboratory work will be administered outside of normal class periods. Occasionally, exams, review sessions, and special certification classes (Basic Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support) may involve weekends. Clinical rotations may involve evenings, nights and weekends during the second year, depending upon the rotation and the clinical site. Clinical sites may require students to take in-house call. When a student, in their second year, participates in daytime operating room assignments and is expected to remain in-house for call or extended clinical opportunities that exceed midnight, the student will have the next 24 hours free of clinical obligations. By official request, special arrangements will be made for students who have religious obligations that may conflict with educational program activities.

http://www.southuniversity.edu/savannah/areas-of-study/anesthesiologist-assistant/anesthesiologist-assistant-master-of-medical-science-mmsc/curriculumaa