This unit will examine the techniques available to monitor the function and wellbeing of the brain and nervous system during anaesthesia and surgery. Despite their widespread use, the effect of general anaesthetic agents on the brain and spinal cord is still poorly understood. There is wide interpatient variability in responses to these agents, and intraoperative hemodynamic fluctuations and underlying disease processes are all threats to the central nervous system which may be mitigated by careful monitoring.
Online learning, webinars and/or discussion forums
Online quizzes (10%); short answer questions (20%); participation in webinar tutorials and/or discussion groups (10%); generation and peer review of assessment items (20%); online exam (40%)
Critical Care students must request special permission to enrol in this unit of study.