University of St Andrews

School of Medicine Short Courses

Short Courses 5 Regional Anaesthesia: Plan A Blocks

Regional Anaesthesia: Plan A Blocks

A two day course for all grades of anaesthetist.

This two-day practical course provides a comprehensive training opportunity, using state of the art facilities and equipment, to teach ultrasound-guided regional anaesthesia.

  • High quality teaching by expert faculty of anatomists and anaesthetists
  • Cadaveric material for scanning and injections
  • The latest AI and augmented reality technology to practice live scanning and simulated needle insertion
  • Small group teaching: personal interaction between faculty & delegates
  • Learning outcomes meet Stage 1-3 of the 2021 RCoA Curriculum

Supported by:

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Course information

Course dates

  • 22nd– 23rd June 2023

Learning outcomes

The course learning outcomes meet Stage 1 – 3 of the 2021 Royal College of Anaesthetists Curriculum.

Course duration

Two days.


  • All our short courses are delivered in English.  If English is not your first language, we want to make sure you can use English well enough to study with us.  You need to be able to speak, read and write English fluently so you can:
      • understand lectures and teaching materials.
      • produce high standards of work
      • perform well in assessments.

Entry requirements

For anaesthesia trainees and consultants.

Course type

Certificate of Completion (non-credit bearing).

Teaching format

​This two-day course will be delivered in person by an expert faculty of anatomists and anaesthetists, using cadaveric specimens and models to deliver high quality teaching.  It will also utilise live ultrasound scanning alongside these anatomical resources to cover anatomy relevant to regional anaesthesia. Places are limited to allow essential one to one interaction between faculty and delegate.

Co-authored and delivered by

James Bowness

Dr James Bowness

Consultant Anaesthetist, Aneurin Bevan University Health Board

Alasdair Taylor

Alasdair Taylor

Consultant Anaesthetist, NHS Tayside