550 Basic Organic and Biological
Selected topics in chemistry of
biological processes: classes of organic compounds found in biological systems,
their significance in nutrition and metabolism, energy production, and acid-base
and related concepts as applied to body fluids as aqueous media.
517 Anatomy, Physiology,
physiology, and pathophysiology of man.
A review of cell physiology is followed by an in-depth analysis of
muscular, circulatory, nervous, respiratory, excretory, and endocrine systems
with special applications to the health sciences.
A comprehensive investigation into
pharmacological agents and their utilization with relevance to the health
sciences. Special consideration given to
pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and pharmacotherapeutics. (Anesthesia students are provided an
additional equivalent of 2 credits at THOCC - not applicable to graduate degree).
518 Pathophysiology and Applied Physiology
A continuation of BIO 517 with
emphasis on pathophysiology and clinical applications in cardiac, renal,
respiratory, neuro, obstetric and hepatic systems.
540 Special Topics:
BIO 500 Biology Seminar
Seminar course open to graduate
biology students with permission of the Department chairman. Through individual readings, discussions and
presentations, students will study contemporary topics in biology and
anesthesia. Power Point™ presentation
598 Research in Biology
Designed to familiarize student with
techniques and resources associated with research in the specialization. Topics include research design, statistical
analysis, writing grant proposals, spreadsheet applications, utilization of
Power Point™ and Excel™ software is expected. Opportunity for practical
application will be provided.
BIO 599 Thesis (For Option A-Thesis)
For students completing Master's
requirements under Plan A. At conclusion
of study, written thesis acceptable to student’s thesis advisor must be filed in
Introduction to the structure of the
immune system, the immunoglobulins, antigen-antibody interactions, infection,
immunity, lymphocytes, histocompatibility and genetic regulation.
590 Clinical Anesthesia Seminar (For Option
Seminar course open to graduate
nurse anesthesia students who have elected Option B for completion of degree
requirements. The student is expected to
present an anesthesia patient/case management topic of their choice to the
anesthesia department, using PowerPoint software and a computer projector.
500 Professional Aspects of
Designed to help the registered
nurse develop into an advanced practice nurse, understanding the increased
responsibility, and social, political, legal and economic realities of nurse
anesthesia practice. Including topics
such as history, ethics, substance abuse, legal aspects, quality assurance, risk
management and insurance, and governmental regulation of practice.
550 Physics and Equipment
Develops the relationships between
basic physics and technology in anesthesia and critical care medicine. Includes orientation to state-of-the-art
equipment utilized during the clinical practicum with focus on maximizing
patient safety, and basic anesthesia equipment maintenance.
520, 530 Principles of Anesthesia
Divided into Basic Principles (30
hours), presented in spring semester while at CCSU and Advanced Principles (60
hours), presented during the clinical phase. Basic Principles is a beginning
overview of current anesthetic practice.
Topics include pre-anesthesia evaluation, fluid and blood therapy,
monitoring, the anesthesia machine, acid-base balance, pain management, post
anesthesia care unit, and regional anesthesia. Advanced Principles builds on
the foundation of Basic Principles and other courses. It is integrated within
the clinical practicum and presents a more thorough investigation of anesthesia
specialties including cardiac, thoracic, pediatric, obstetric, neurological,
vascular, gynecologic, other case management, and physical assessment of the patient as appropriate for the nurse anesthetist.
528 Applied Anesthesia
Pharmacology and Pharmacotheraputics
A continuation of BIO-528
Pharmacology I, it is presented during the clinical phase as a more intensive
examination of the pharmacokinetics and pharmaco-dynamics of anesthetics and
adjuvant drugs with specific focus on clinical applications.
ACP 506 Advanced Physical Health Assessment for Nurse Anesthetists