Welcome to the Discipline of Anaesthesia
Anaesthesia is centrally involved in both clinical and basic scientific research. Active areas of basic/translational research include the study of gene and stem cell therapies for ALI/ARDS and myocardial preconditioning. Active clinical research programmes exist in the investigation of the utility of medical devices, particularly devices used in regard to the airway and in regional anaesthesia and the management of acute postoperative pain.
Collaborative research links have been developed with other Disciplines within the Medical School and College of Medicine and Health Sciences. In addition, interdisciplinary links are being developed within cohort of expertise being assembled at the Regenerative Medicine Institute [REMEDI] and at National Centre for Biomedical Engineering Science [NCBES] located on the NUI Galway campus. Members of the discipline play a significant role in the Centre for Pain Research at NUI Galway. In addition productive collaborative links have been developed with researchers at with several other Irish third level institutions.
Teaching and Learning
Anaesthesia has an growing involvement in teaching and learning, with particular emphasis on the following groups: Undergraduate second, third and final year medical students; medical and surgical interns and senior house staff; postgraduate medical trainees in Anaesthesia; postgraduate Higher Diploma Nursing students in Intensive Care, Peri-operative Care and Emergency Care.