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

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  • Study Type

    Distance learning & Part time available

  • Subject Areas

    Veterinary Sciences

  • Start Date

    September

  • Course Duration

    MSc: 3-6 years; PGDip: 2-4 years; PgCert: 1-2 years

  • Course Type

    MSc, PgDip, PgCert

  • Course Fees

    Tuition fees vary between degree programmes. Find the specific fees for your chosen programme on our website.

  • Last Updated

    13 November 2018

Programme Description

In veterinary management of animals, anaesthesia (rendering animals unconscious to permit procedures) and analgesia (reducing the pain an animal is suffering) have vital importance in improving animal welfare, as well as permitting the ongoing developments in medical and surgical advances.

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

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