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Doctor of Philosophy in Anaesthesiology

This course is available

On-Campus

Level of Study

Doctoral Degree

Duration

3 years

Next start date

Expected Jul 2024

Campus

Grafton Campus

Summary

The PhD is a globally recognised postgraduate research degree and the highest level of degree you can achieve. PhD students are critical, curious, creative thinkers who undertake original research over at least 3 years.

This course is also offered at overseas locations.

Anaesthesiology is the practice of medicine dedicated to the relief of pain and total care of the surgical patient before, during and after surgery.

The Department of Anaesthesiology has a diverse research programme, ranging from the clinical assessment of novel drugs, through to the use of simulation as a tool for analysing error in anaesthesia. Areas covered:

  • Airway management
  • Anaesthesia, intensive care, peri-operative medicine (including acute pain management), chronic pain management and resuscitation
  • Circadian biology and animal behaviour, fatigue, performance and implications of shift work
  • Diving and hyperbaric medicine
  • Pharmacology
  • Safety and quality in healthcare and related medico legal issues

Research opportunities

Research conducted in the Department of Anaesthesiology ranges from the clinical assessment of novel drugs, through to the use of simulation as a tool for analysing error in anaesthesia. Staff involved in research include clinicians, scientists, research coordinators and postgraduate students.

Where could this programme take you?

Our PhD graduates are successful in a wide range of fields and careers, as well as the traditional academic research career path. The PhD gives you extensive specialist and transferable skills, which are sought after in many sectors, including industry and government, and can even help you to develop entrepreneurship skills to run your own start up. With focused development opportunities available throughout your PhD study, and dedicated postgraduate career advice, we can help you to explore and meet your own career goals, no matter what direction you take.

Entry criteria

Masters-level qualification or the equivalent of a bachelors degree with honours

Evidence of significant research, usually undertaken as part of prior study

English language requirements

  • IELTS (Academic) - Overall score of 6.5 and no bands below 6.0
  • Internet-based TOEFL (iBT) - Overall score of 90 and a writing score of 21
  • Paper-based TOEFL - Overall score of 68 and a writing score of 21
  • C1 Advanced (previously - Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE)) - Overall score of 176 and no bands below 169
  • C2 Proficiency (previously - Cambridge English Proficiency (CPE)) - Overall score of 176 and no bands below 169
  • University of Auckland Foundation Certificate in English for Academic Purposes (FCertEAP) - Grade of B-
  • University of Auckland English Pathway for Postgraduate Studies (EPPS) - Grade of B-
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic - Overall score of 58 and no PTE Communicative score below 50
  • Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) - 85
  • Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English (ISE) - ISE III with a pass in all 4 components
  • LanguageCert - International ESOL - C1 Expert (LRWS) with a high pass overall and no less than a pass in each skill OR C2 Mastery with a pass overall and no less than a pass in each skill
  • AEMG English for Academic Purposes Direct Entry Program (AEAP DEP) Final Exam - Overall score of 70% with no section below 65%
  • English New Zealand Accredited Pathway Assessment - Assessment Level 3 overall and no skill below Level 2

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