CCT in Anaesthetics - Intermediate Level Training

Published: 05/09/2019

Applied Physiology and Biochemistry

Demonstrates knowledge of:

CARDIOVASCULAR

Competence

Description

Assessment methods

GMP

PB_IK_01

Abnormal electrocardiogram and arrhythmias; electrophysiological basis of arrhythmias

A,C,E

1

PB_IK_02

Cardiomyopathy and abnormal ventricular function – congenital and acquired

A,C,E

1

PB_IK_03

Heart failure – systolic vs diastolic, high vs low cardiac output

A,C,E

1

PB_IK_04

Hypovolaemia and shock – neurohumoral adaptions

A,C,E

1

PB_IK_05

Ischaemic heart disease

A,C,E

1

PB_IK_06

Valvular defects – stenotic vs regurgitant

A,C,E

1

PB_IK_07

Hypertension – systemic and pulmonary

A,C,E

1

PB_IK_08

Common congenital heart defects – including PFO, ASD, bicuspid AV, VSD

A,C,E

1

KIDNEY AND BODY FLUIDS

PB_IK_09

Disturbances of fluid balance, oedema and dehydration

A,C,E

1

PB_IK_10

Management of acid-base abnormalities

A,C,E

1

PB_IK_11

Renal tubular acidosis

A,C,E

1

PB_IK_12

Assessment of renal function

A,C,E

1

PB_IK_13

Renal failure and its management

A,C,E

1

PB_IK_14

Diuresis – action of diuretics 

A,C,E

1

PB_IK_15

Plasma electrolyte disturbances

A,C,E

1

LIVER

Competence

Description

Assessment methods

GMP

PB_IK_16

Hepatic failure

A,C,E

1

PB_IK_17

Jaundice

A,C,E

1

PB_IK_18

Porphyria

A,C,E

1

RESPIRATION

Competence

Description

Assessment methods

GMP

PB_IK_19

Disorders of respiratory mechanics, gas exchange and gas transport

A,C,E

1

PB_IK_20

Disorders of the pulmonary circulation – arterial vs venous

A,C,E

1

PB_IK_21

Respiratory failure and ventilatory support; consequences of positive pressure ventilation

A,C,E

1

PB_IK_22

Effects of changes in ambient pressure

A,C,E

1

NERVOUS SYSTEM

Competence

Description

Assessment methods

GMP

PB_IK_23

Consciousness and sleep

A,C,E

1

PB_IK_24

Depth of anaesthesia – effects of anaesthetics on neurotransmission

A,C,E

1

PB_IK_25

Consequences of spinal cord injury and deafferentation

A,C,E

1

PB_IK_26

Monitoring of spinal cord function under general anaesthesia

A,C,E

1

PB_IK_27

Mechanisms of pain; somatic, visceral, neuropathic

A,C,E

1

PB_IK_28

Control of cerebral circulation, intracranial and intraocular pressures

A,C,E

1

PB_IK_29

Disorders of the autonomic nervous system

A,C,E

1

GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT

Competence

Description

Assessment methods

GMP

PB_IK_30

Nausea and vomiting

A,C,E

1

PB_IK_31

Oesophageal reflux

A,C,E

1

PB_IK_32

Obstruction of bowel – physiological consequences

A,C,E

1

PB_IK_33

Swallowing disorders

A,C,E

1

PB_IK_34

The mucosal barrier

A,C,E

1

METABOLISM AND BODY TEMPERATURE

Competence

Description

Assessment methods

GMP

PB_IK_35

Hormonal and metabolic response to trauma

A,C,E

1

PB_IK_36

Hyperthermia and hypothermia

A,C,E

1

PB_IK_37

Starvation / obesity

A,C,E

1

ENDOCRINOLOGY

Competence

Description

Assessment methods

GMP

PB_IK_38

Structure and function of the endocrine system; endocrine abnormalities of significance to anaesthesia – e.g. Cushing’s,

Addison’s, diabetes mellitus, hypothyroidism, hypopituitarism, phaeochromocytoma. The stress response

A,C,E

1

OBSTETRICS, PAEDIATRICS AND ADVANCING AGE

Competence

Description

Assessment methods

GMP

PB_IK_39

Effects of prematurity

A,C,E

1

PB_IK_40

Developmental changes in infancy and childhood, including psychological aspects

A,C,E

1

PB_IK_41

Physiology of normal and abnormal pregnancy, including physiology of labour and childbirth

A,C,E

1

PB_IK_42

Changes in the elderly

A,C,E

1