Intermediate Level

The intermediate level is two years in duration and introduces trainees to specialist areas of anaesthesia which includes cardiothoracic anaesthesia and neuroanaesthesia. During this phase of training, trainees must pass the Final FRCA examination to enable them to progress to Specialty Training Year 5 (ST 5). All trainees must complete the essential units and the sciences are tested in the Final FRCA examination.

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Table of Contents for Annex C (Intermediate Level Training)

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  • Glossary of terms
  • Assessment method decode
  • Good Medical Practice decode

Essential Units

  • Anaesthesia for neurosurgery, neuroradiology and neurocritical care
  • Cardiothoracic anaesthesia and cardiothoracic critical care
  • General duties
    • Airway management
    • Critical incidents
    • Day surgery
    • General, urological and gynaecological surgery
    • ENT, maxillo-facial and dental surgery
    • Management of respiratory and cardiac arrest
    • Non-theatre
    • Orthopaedic surgery
    • Perioperative medicine*
    • Regional
    • Sedation
    • Transfer medicine
    • Trauma and stabilisation
  • Intensive care medicine
  • Obstetrics
  • Paediatric
  • Pain medicine

Optional Units

  • Ophthalmic
  • Plastics/Burns
  • Vascular surgery

Advanced Sciences to underpin Anaesthetic Practice

  • Anatomy
  • Applied clinical pharmacology
  • Applied physiology and biochemistry
  • Nutrition
  • Physics and clinical measurement
  • Statistical basis for trial management
  • Blueprint of the Final FRCA examination mapped against the core level units of training
  • Blueprint of the Final FRCA examination mapped against the intermediate level units of training
  • Blueprint of the Final FRCA examination mapped against the professionalism of medical practice (Annex A)
  • Blueprint of workplace based assessments mapped against the intermediate level units of training

 

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