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Anaesthesia and Intensive Care MSc (by research)

University of Nottingham

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Queen's Medical Centre

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    DEC-20, FEB-21, APR-21, JUL-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Overview

Our principal research interests relate to vascular reactivity, computer simulation of physiological function, the septic patient, and muscle function in critically ill patients. We have ongoing research programme in the area of patient safety and quality improvement. A number of areas are being addressed including safety culture, medication errors, systems approach and consensus methodology.

Studies of vascular reactivity have included investigation of the effects of anaesthetic agents on cerebral blood flow and laboratory investigations into the effects of substances present in the serum of septic patients on contractility of isolated coronary arteries. A programme of investigation into the potential for a safe and effective cerebral vasodilator to treat patients with cerebrovascular spasm will start shortly.

Very complex computer simulations have been developed to study the lung and the cerebral circulation. These simulations can be used to study extreme conditions which could not be investigated in man. They are also able to avoid the need for animal experimentation.

Recent studies have centred on changes in muscle in critically ill patients, including genetic predisposition to myopathy in critical illness.

Much of our research is conducted in collaboration with other schools within the university.

Research project themes could include:

  • Patient safety
  • Health services research and patient outcomes
  • Hip fracture
  • Neurovascular effects of anaesthesia
  • Endothelial function and Circulation
  • Muscle dysfunction
  • Quantifying pulmonary disease states in critical illness
  • Computational modelling of pulmonary intervention in critical care
  • Computational modelling of clinical scenarios of anaesthesia
  • Computational pharmacokinetic investigations
  • Goal directed therapy in high-risk patients
  • Ultrasound in regional anaesthesia
  • Peri-operative risk and outcome

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University information

University of Nottingham

  • University League Table

    20th

  • Campus address

    University of Nottingham, University Park, Nottingham, Nottingham, NG7 2RD, England

The university offers a range of scholarships specifically for international applicants studying at any level.
A large number of courses at the university include a placement or work experience element, ensuring that students receive first-hand professional experience.
The university runs a free welcome programme for new international students from outside the EU joining the University of Nottingham in September every year.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    26th out of 35 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    184 76%

    15th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    100 100%

    1st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.80 76%

    28th

    2

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