Trainee Courses

Important Note: Mandatory college and simulation courses are offered to college trainees as a priority. Any remaining, additional places and add on courses will be advertised to doctors on the waiting lists however places are limited and not guaranteed. Please email for the simulation waiting list and for the mandatory courses waiting list. Dates for mandatory courses will not be advertised on the college website. For those registered for NCHD Support Scheme(CPD-SS), the CPD-SS year runs from July to July. Each doctor is entitled to 20 CPD points per year. For more details click here.

Course Description
Introduction to Anaesthesiology One day course for doctors commencing the training programme, outlining the knowledge, skills and behaviours required for the practice of basic anaesthesia. This course usually takes place in June prior to the commencement of the SAT programme.
SAT 1 Professional Competence Development Programme This is a one-day programme, trainees attend this programme in the first year of the Training Programme. This programme provides new trainees with an understanding of what personal professionalism is and the importance of competence. Understanding learning styles, team dynamics, how to manage conflict, and communication and presentation skills.
Vascular Access workshop A one day course on the knowledge, skills and complications involved in providing vascular access beyond peripheral venous cannulation. Trainees attend this workshop in the first two years of the Training Programme.
Professionalism in Practice Module  The Professionalism Module consists of three course days and includes a theoretical basis of healthcare professionalism. An awareness of moral and legal theories. Awareness of how ethics in healthcare including beginning of life, and end of life decisions in critically ill and dying patients. Trainees attend this module in the last two years of the Training Programme.
Airway Management Workshop   A one day workshop covering advanced approaches to securing the airway in emergency and elective scenarios. Trainees attend this module in the last three years of the Training Programme.

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