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Stage 1 and 2 Neuroanaesthesia

Basic Science for Neuroanaesthesia

Published on 17 March, 2022

Last modified on March 23rd, 2022

Curriculum Reference

13.9.10 Applies a sound understanding of anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, pharmacology, physics and clinical measurement to anaesthetic practice

13.19.14 Applies relevant anatomical, physiological and pharmacological principles to neurosurgical patients

Relevant Review Articles

Cerebral physiology, Continuing Education in Anaesthesia Critical Care & Pain, Volume 13, Issue 4, August 2013, Pages 113–118

Effects of anaesthesia on cerebral blood flow, metabolism, and neuroprotection, Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow & Metabolism. Volume 38, Pages: 2192-2208, doi:

Blood–brain barrier, Continuing Education in Anaesthesia Critical Care & Pain, Volume 11, Issue 4, 2011, Pages 128-132


e-Learning for anaesthesia Module: 07a – Anatomy – Nervous System

e-Learning for anaesthesia Module: 07b – Physiology – Neuro & Muscular physiology

e-Learning for anaesthesia Module: 07c – Pharmacology – CNS/Endocrine – Antiepileptic Drugs (AEDs)

Online resources

Anatomy: Brain and Circle of Willis (including Stroke)

SNACC education

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