Canada Anaesthesia and Anaesthesiology University Programs
Browse through the list of Canadian Anaesthesia and Anaesthesiology bachelor, masters, and doctorate courses, programs and degrees offered by universities in Canada.
What is Anaesthesia and Anaesthesiology?
Anesthesia is the condition of having all sensation (including pain) temporarily blocked or removed. This allows patients to undergo surgery pain-free. Anesthesia can be general (a total lack of sensation and awareness, ie. unconsciousness), regional (affecting a body part such as an arm or a leg), or local (limited to a smaller area such as a tooth or an area of skin). Regional and local anesthesia results in a continued awareness on the patient's part.
Anesthesiologists are medical doctors who specialize in administering anesthesia during surgery, and are also responsible for the pre- and post-operative monitoring of the patient. As such, they are also responsible for pre-operative evaluation of the patient: gathering a family history, bloodwork, physical exam, etc.