Curriculum + Requirements

The anesthesiologist assistant program begins in May coinciding with the start of the Quinnipiac summer semester. The program is 27 months in duration with graduation planned for August.

Summer Semester I (19 credits, 0 clinical hours)
Course Title Credits
ANE 500 Medical Terminology (self-study - pass/fail) 1
ANE 501 Ethics and Professionalism in Health Care 1
ANE 503 Introduction to Clinical Anesthesia 2
ANE 510 Anesthesia Laboratory I 1
ANE 520 Physical and Chemical Principles of Anesthesia 2
ANE 550 Anesthesia Delivery Systems 2
ANE 560 Principles of Airway Management I 2
PA 515 Human Physiology 4
PY 517/517L Anatomy with lab 4
Total 19

Fall Semester II (18 credits, 202.5 clinical hours)
Course Title Credits
ANE 512 Anesthesia Laboratory II 1
ANE 532 Cardiovascular Physiology I 3
ANE 535 Pulmonary Physiology I 2
ANE 538 Autonomic Nervous System Physiology and Pharmacology 2
ANE 554 Patient Monitoring 3
ANE 563 Principles of Airway Management II 2
ANE 570 Anesthesia Principles and Practice I 3
ANE 590 Clinical Anesthesia I (40 hours/week for 5 weeks) 2
Total 18

Spring Semester III (18 credits, 247.5 clinical hours)
Course Title Credits
ANE 514 Anesthesia Laboratory III 1
ANE 534 Cardiovascular Physiology II 2
ANE 537 Pulmonary Physiology II 2
ANE 539 Renal Physiology 1
ANE 540 General Pharmacology 3
ANE 544 Pharmacology for Anesthesia I 2
ANE 572 Anesthesia Principles and Practice II 3
ANE 576 Regional Anesthesia I 2
ANE 592 Clinical Anesthesia II (40 hours/week for 6 weeks) 2
  Total 18

Summer Semester IV (17 credits, 337.5 clinical hours)
Course Title Credits
ANE 546 Pharmacology for Anesthesia II 2
ANE 556 Advanced Patient Monitoring and Anesthesia Delivery Systems 3
ANE 565 Advanced Airway Management 1
ANE 574 Anesthesia Principles and Practices III 3
ANE 577 Regional Anesthesia II 2
ANE 579 Pre-Anesthetic Evaluation 2
ANE 585 Simulation for Assessment of Clinical Acumen 1
ANE 594 Clinical Anesthesia III (40 hours/week for 7 weeks) 3
Total 17
A three-day comprehensive exam is administered at the end of Semester IV. Students also complete ACLS and PALS training prior to semester V.

Fall Semester V (9 credits, 600 clinical hours)
Course Title Credits
ANE 650 Senior Seminar I 2
ANE 670 Anesthesia Review I 1
ANE 690 Clinical Anesthesia IV (40 hours/week) 6
Total 9

Spring Semester VI (9 credits, 600 clinical hours)
Course Title Credits
ANE 652 Senior Seminar II 2
ANE 672 Anesthesia Review II 1
ANE 692 Clinical Anesthesia V (40 hours/week) 6
Total 9

Summer Semester VII (9 credits, 600 clinical hours)
Course Title Credits
ANE 654 Senior Seminar III 2
ANE 674 Anesthesia Review III 1
ANE 694 Clinical Anesthesia VI (40 hours/week) 6
Total 9

First year clinical hours 787.5
Senior year clinical hours 1800
Senior year on-call hours 160
Total clinical hours for the program 2747.5
Total credits for the program 99

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