Anaesthesia and critical care is a specialty that deals with relief of pain, provision of sedation or narcosis to patients undergoing surgery and various painful and unpleasant diagnostic procedures. Anaesthesiologists also take care of critically ill patients. To perform these, Anaesthesiologists use potent drugs that alter the patients’ physiological functions. In order to monitor and correct the changing physiological functions, various equipment with different physical principles are used. This therefore requires anaesthesiologists to have adequate knowledge and the application of anatomy, physiology, pharmacology and physics.
Advancements in the field of surgery and other procedures that require anaesthesia has led to evolution of sub specialities in anaesthesia, including: neuroanaesthesia, paediatric anaesthesia, obstetric anaesthesia, cardiac anaesthesia, thoracic anaesthesia and pain medicine.
The aim of the programme is to train doctors as anaesthesiologists and critical care providers.