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Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia (Online Learning), MSc, PgCert, PgDip

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #20 (QS) Online
In veterinary management of animals, anaesthesia and analgesia have vital importance in improving animal welfare, as well as permitting the ongoing developments in medical and surgical advances. Join the Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia (Online Learning) at The University of Edinburgh to learn all about it.

About

Knowledge and advances in anaesthesia over the last 20 years have been considerable. We can use techniques to block sensation locally or over a region of the body not just total unconsciousness. We have an array of drugs and methods of drug administration available to us in our fight against pain. Anaesthesia has always carried risks, and we have an increasing availability of monitoring equipment to help us monitor the physiological function of the body during anaesthesia with the aim of reducing morbidity and mortality in our animals.

The University of Edinburgh is offering this unique opportunity for a MSc in Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia (Online Learning) to study these advances, during which students can gain knowledge and understanding in the equipment, drugs and techniques associated with anaesthesia and analgesia. Our team can provide a wide range of clinical and research experience across many species.

Career opportunities

The MSc Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia is likely to be desirable for veterinary surgeons seeking employment in research environments (e.g. as Named Veterinary Surgeon or other roles) due to the key importance of anaesthesia and the emphasis on this from Home Office regulation of research work in the UK.

The MSc will be a different route for progression for veterinary nurses who have key roles in private veterinary practices with regard to veterinary anaesthesia and analgesia. This may be desirable for practices wishing to show a wide range of expertise amongst their staff and patient support for surgical procedures.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Basic Sciences in Anaesthesia and Analgesia
  • Anaesthetic Equipment
  • Patient Assessment, Critical Incidents and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
  • Emergency Case Management 
  • Chronic Pain and Advanced Analgesic Principles
  • Advanced Cardiovascular Procedures and Monitoring
  • Lung Ventilation and Mechanical Ventilators

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 36 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
    • Duration description
      MSc: 3-6 years PgDip: 2-4 years PgCert: 1-2 years
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
    • Attendance
      No Attendance
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
    • Student interaction
      Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions)

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    92

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in veterinary medicine or veterinary nursing.

We will also consider your application if you have a degree in a related science with appropriate practical experience.

We may also consider your application if you do not have a degree but are a registered veterinary nurse/technician with a minimum of 3 years experience in anaesthesia and hold additional nursing or technical qualifications. You may be admitted to certificate level only in the first instance. Please contact the programme team to check before you apply.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    5172 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15500 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5172 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15500 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • MSc PT intermittent: 10 credits £865; 20 credits £1,725; 60 credits £5,170
  • PgDip / PgCert PT intermittent: 10 credits £865; 20 credits £1,725

Funding

UK government postgraduate loans

UK nationals, those with settled status, and some EU nationals not resident in the UK, could be eligible for a postgraduate loan towards fees - and in some cases living costs.

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