Core Courses (offered at Nazareth Hospital)
GRA 500 Orientation to Study and Practice of Anesthesia (4005) - 3 credits
A broadly based orientation is provided to ease beginning students into the clinical area. The course includes introduction to professional aspects, ethics, psychology/sociology, department management, legal aspects, and history of anesthesia. Basic anesthesia principles include the following: anesthesia-related equipment and care, preoperative assessment, IV techniques, airway management and ventilation, patient positioning, and management of regional anesthesia.
GRA 510 Anatomy, Physiology, and Pathophysiology in Anesthesia I (3505) - 4 credits
This course addresses Cardiovascular System I and Respiratory System I, including airway management. Beginning with cellular anatomy and physiology, the course evolves to provide a comprehensive base to aid students in health assessment and management of the anesthetic patient. The course in addition addresses airway management protocol and algorithms.
GRA 520 Anatomy, Physiology, and Pathophysiology in Anesthesia II (4105) - 4 credits
The following systems are studied during this advanced course, preparing the student for increasingly difficult clinical experiences: Cardiovascular II, Respiratory II, Endocrine, Renal and the Central Nervous systems.
GRA 530 Chemistry and Physics I (3515) - 1 credit
An introduction for beginning students to principles of inorganic chemistry as they apply to anesthetic management. Emphasis is placed on the application of gas laws and principles of physics as these apply to anesthesia practice and as they relate specifically to the engineering of the anesthesia delivery system.
GRA 540 Chemistry and Physics of Anesthesia II and III (4155) - 2 credits
A continuation of the study of chemistry and physics as applied to anesthesia. This includes gas laws, cellular physiology and metabolism, and the management of fluid therapy of the patient in the perioperative period.
GRA 550 Pharmacology I (3525) - 2 credits
An introduction to pharmacology of anesthetic agents and medications used in the perioperative area. In addition the course covers the principles and application of inhalation and regional anesthesia.
GRA 560 Pharmacology II (4185) - 3 credits
An advanced study of the biokinetics of anesthetic agents and adjunct drugs. The autonomic nervous system is further explored in depth.
GRA 600 Advanced Principles of Practice (4305) - 4 credits
An in-depth study of the clinical application of theoretical knowledge in relation to the management of patients undergoing specialty surgery-ENT, Orthopedics, Cardiothoracic, Geriatrics, Trauma, Neuro, Obstetrics, and Pediatrics.
GRA 700 Clinical Practicum (4995) - 9 credits
Clinical applications of theoretical knowledge in hands-on experience with patients.
GRA 710 Thesis/ Project (4365) - 1 credit
The students explore an anesthesia-related topic of choice in the form of an independent project. The projects take many forms and are developed in conjunction with the input and approval of the directors.