Certified in Anaesthesiology

  • Course level: Expert


Anaesthesia or anaesthesia (from Greek “without sensation”) is a state of controlled, temporary loss of sensation or awareness that is induced for medical purposes. It may include some or all of analgesia (relief from or prevention of pain), paralysis (muscle relaxation), amnesia (loss of memory), and unconsciousness. A patient under the effects of anaesthetic drugs is referred to as being anesthetized. Anaesthesia enables the painless performance of medical procedures that would otherwise cause severe or intolerable pain to an unanaesthetised patient, or would otherwise be technically unfeasible. Three broad categories of anaesthesia exist.

What Will I Learn?

  • To enable the student to function as a specialist anaesthesiologist, well trained in practice of Anaesthesia, Critical Care, Pain Management, Resuscitation of all acute or acute on chronic conditions and as a trainer imparting such knowledge to the doctors in training and subordinate ancillary medical staff. To this end he should possess diagnostic skills as well as skills with laboratory procedures, and current technologic tools, their judicious use and sensible interpretation of various clinical settings in depth knowledge of all basic sciences and all disciplines of clinical medicine. To ensure that student develops dedication to the speciality, the patients under his care, the institution and be able to work as a team with Surgeons, Nursing staff, Hospital administration and with other Clinicians, understanding, adjusting and instructing wherever necessary with a balanced mind and leadership qualities.
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  • To facilitate the student, develop a thorough grasp of the Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics and interaction of all anaesthetics and allied drugs which he will be using or which the patient has already been taking. To ensure he develops knowledge of cardiovascular, respiratory, renal, hepatobiliary, hormonal and neurologic systems of the body To ensure he possesses adequate knowledge of the physical principles on which are based the anaesthetic monitoring and resuscitation gadgets he is likely to use, understanding the functioning of each and feasibility of their use in different clinical presentations of a patient.

Topics for this course

9 Lessons

Module 1

Human Anatomy and Physiology
Pharmacology As applied to Anaesthesia
Pathophysiology of various diseases Including
Medicine As applied to the practice of Anaesthesia

Module 2

Module 3


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Material Includes

  • Must read:
  • Lee’s Synopsis of Anaesthesia – Davies. 13th Edition Elsevier, 2006.
  • Clinical Anaesthesiology – Morgan. 5th Edition Churchill Livingston, 2013.
  • Anaesthesia - Rowbotham and Smith. 5th Edition Churchill Livingston, 2007.
  • Cardiac Anaesthesia - Joel Kaplan. 6th Edition Saunders, 2011.
  • Clinical Anaesthesia - Barash, Cullen and Stoelting. 7th Edition Lippincott, 2013.
  • Textbook of Anaesthesia - Aitkenhead Rowbotham and Smith. 6th Edition Churchill Livingston, 2013.
  • Paediatric Anaesthesia – Gregory. 4th Edition Churchill Livingston, 2002.
  • Pharmacology and Physiology for Anaesthetists – Stoelting. 5th Edition Lippincott, 2015.
  • Principles of Obstetric Anaesthesia - Holdcroft. Black Well, 2000. 10. Miller Anaesthesia – Ronald Miller. 2volume 7th Edition Churchill Livingston, 2010.
  • Basics of Anaesthesia - Stoelting RK, Miller Rd, eds 5th Edition Churchill Livingston, 2010.
  • ICU Book - Paul Marino. 4th Edition Lippincott, 2013.
  • Critically ill, Schoemaker. Saunders, 2002.
  • Bonica Management of Pain – Scott Fishman. Lippincott, 2010. 15. Practical Management of Pain, Raj – Honorio Benzon. 5th Edition Mosby, 2013.
  • Stoelting & Dierdorf: Anaesthesia and Co-existing Disease – 6th Edition Elsevier, 2012
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  • Dorsch and Dorsch: Understanding Anaesthesia Equipments. 5th Edition Lippincott, 2008.
  • ECG - Shamroth and Goldman. 7th Edition Black Well, 2007.
  • Anatomy for Anaesthetists - Harold Ellis. 9th Edition John Wiley, 2013.


  • The following documents required for admission.
  • Educational documents
  • CNIC/Passport Copy
  • Passport Size Picture
  • Experience letter in relevant field

Target Audience

  • Relevant qualification