Union Hospital School of Nursing

Programme & Academic Information

Programme Information
The Programme is taught by experienced Anaesthesiologists and Nurse Specialists. Apart from theoretical teaching, the Programme also includes laboratory practical sessions and clinical practicum as to reinforce students' learned knowledge and skills as being as an Anaesthetic Assistant.
Course Accreditation
Certificate in Anaesthetic Assistant has been accredited by:
  • The Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications
    Qualifications Framework
    • QR Registration No.: 20/000698/L3
    • Registration Validity Period: 27/10/2020 To 26/10/2023
    • QF Level: 3
  • Course Introduction & Roles of Anaesthesia Assistant
  • Legal and Ethical Issue
  • OT Safety and Design
  • OSH and Environmental Hazard
  • Infection Control
  • Aseptic Technique and Sterilization
  • Basic Human Anatomy and Physiology I
  • Basic Human Anatomy and Physiology II
  • Basic Knowledge in Anaesthesia Delivery System and Its Maintenance, Physics Related to Anaesthesia
  • OT Machines and Equipment
  • Basic Pharmacology and Anaesthetic Drugs
  • Anaesthesia Guideline & Pre-operative Assessment
  • Anaesthesia (GA / MAC / IVS)
  • Regional Anaesthesia
  • Obstetrics and Paediatrics Anaesthesia
  • Intraoperative Monitoring, Post-Anaesthetic Care, Pain Management
  • Body Temperature Monitoring and Control, Fluid Management
  • OT Positioning
  • OT Recovery and Crisis Management
  • Simulated-laboratory on Crisis Management

Continuing Education Fund Reimbursable Course

This course has been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund.
This course is recognised under the Qualifications Framework (QF Level 3).
Institution Code: 837
Course Code: 41C132857
Registration Validity: 9 Feb 2021 to 26 Oct 2023

Contact Hours
215 hours (Include 2 hours written test and 1 hour OSCA)
  • Certificate in Anaesthetic Assistant
  • Basic Life Support Provider
Medium of Instruction
English supplementary with Cantonese

7 weeks part-time mode with 4 weeks full-time clinical practicum

Entry Requirements

Applicants must be:

  • 18 years old or above, and
  • Fluent in Cantonese; and
  • Completion of a certificate training programme for Care-related Support Worker (CRSW) or at least 2-year patient care working experience in hospitals; and
  • (i) Completion of Secondary 5 with Grade E or above in Chinese Language and English Language (Syllabus B) in the Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE); or (ii) Completion of Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) with Level 2 or above in Chinese Language and English Language; or (iii) Completion of Secondary 5 or HKDSE and pass an English test.
Programme Fee
Commencement Date

March 22, 2021 (Application Closed)

School of Nursing, Union Hospital
21/F, Citimark, 28 Yuen Shun Circuit, Shatin, N.T.

Please submit the application form via email, fax, post or Whatsapp if you download the form to apply.

Email son.enquiry@union.org
Fax 2323 6122
Whatsapp 5504 3030
Address 21/F, Citimark, 28 Yuen Shun Circuit, Shatin, N.T.

(Please specify「Certificate in Anaesthetic Assistant」)

Academic Progression
Upon successful completion of the Programme, graduates may consider applying our Higher Diploma in General Nursing (Enrolled Nurse) Programme, the School may consider their application provided that they could meet the minimum entry requirement.
Employment Opportunities
Upon successful completion of the Programme, graduates are eligible to apply for the position of "Operating Theatre Assistant II" or "Procedure Assistant II" in Union Hospital.

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