Studying at the Department of Anaesthesiology, Intensive Care, Emergency Care and Pain Medicine

Our Department offers clinical rotation and special courses in anaesthesia and emergency medicine through exchange programmes such as ERASMUS, NORDPLUS, ISEP, FIRST, a CIMO scholarship or a bilateral agreement between the student's home institution and the University of Turku. 

Courses for exchange medical students

Clinical Rotation in Anesthesia and Intensive Care, 2 ECTS

Offered during both autumn term and spring term, max 6 students during each term. It is essential that the student has basic knowledge in anaesthesia and intensive care when starting clinical rotation, and understands what they are observing and are able to discuss with the instructors. Therefore, the student must read the basics from textbooks (or have completed the corresponding course in home university). The textbook used in the Department is Clinical Anaesthesia, Lecture Notes, by Carl Gwinnutt and Matthew Gwinnutt, 4th Edition, Wiley-Blackwell 2012.

The rotation yields ECTS credits according to study hours spent in rotation locations observing and participating activities (one ECTS equals 27 hours). The student will record their activities in a logbook and the credits are calculated at the end of the rotation period.

Further information 

Emergency Medicine Course in Anesthesia, 4 ECTS

The course consists of eight-week rotation in Emergency Room, Operation Department and Intensive Care Department, eight seminars with other students, including own presentations and practical training in small groups. The emphasis is on principles of emergency diagnostics and monitoring, transportation, maintenance of homeostasis and life support, and primary care.

The students must have basic knowledge in emergency medicine before starting and it is assumed that the students have acquired and read the following textbook before entering the course: Adult Emergency Medicine at a Glance, by Thomas Hughes and Jaycen Cruickshank, Wiley-Blackwell 2011, 112 pages.

Also, it is important to know basic definitions of mechanical ventilation and basics of haemodynamic monitoring and monitoring of ventilation and oxygenation in the intensive care setting, since the rotation includes the adult intensive care department. This knowledge can be found e.g. in the Clinical Anaesthesia, Lecture Notes, by Carl Gwinnutt and Matthew Gwinnutt, 4th Edition, Wiley-Blackwell 2012 , mentioned above. 

The course includes an obligatory final examination (ANET5004): reading material is the textbook mentioned above and the emergency seminar presentations. Also basic problem solving as learned during the practical training will be tested. 
A successfully completed course yields 4 ECTS credits. 

Further information

Examination in Anesthesia, 3 ECTS

Examination in Anaesthesia can be organised at the end of Clinical Rotation period if requested.

Required reading:

Textbook: Clinical Anaesthesia, Lecture Notes, by Carl Gwinnutt and Matthew Gwinnutt, 4th Edition, Wiley-Blackwell 2012 .

Also basic anaesthesiological problem solving as learned during the Clinical Rotation will be tested.

Passing the examination requires at least 50 % of maximum points, and the passed examination is graded 1 (lowest) to 5 (highest). 

Further information

Anaesthesiology meetings in Finnish

The student may attend also the Finnish-language meetings of the Department. Those are generally on Mondays at 8:00-8:45 starting in January 2014 on Friday 8:00–8:45) and on Fridays at 14:00-15:00 (starting in January 2014 on Thursday at 14:45–15:45). In addition, there is a symposium for residents once a month at 14:00–18:00, on Thursday.