• e-LA: e-Learning Anaesthesia
    e-LA: e-Learning Anaesthesia
    e-LA: e-Learning Anaesthesia
    • Underpins specialist training in anaesthesia, pain and critical care medicine
    • Encompasses over 1,000 learning sessions using high-quality, interactive content
    • Includes an extensive e-library of journal articles and self-assessment exercises

An e-learning resource for doctors in anaesthesia, pain and critical care medicine

e-Learning Anaesthesia (e-LA) supports specialty training in anaesthesia. It is also an invaluable educational resource whether you're a trainee, a fully qualified anaesthesia practitioner or a trainer.

During the programme, you can complete:

  • over 800 interactive and engaging e-learning sessions, with images, videos and animations

  • an extensive e-library of journal articles and self-assessment exercises

  • e-MCQ assessments that match the standard of the UK postgraduate anaesthesia examinations

This e-learning package, which has been written and peer-reviewed by leading clinical experts, has been developed in the UK by the Royal College of Anaesthesia and Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare. So, it meets the highest quality and training standards.

e-LA can be used as a self-paced, self-directed training package or integrated with other methods, such as lectures and practical sessions.

The learning content is available online so you can study at home, in the workplace or even on the move.

With many thousands of users in the UK, this training programme has already won numerous international training awards. 

Any questions?

If you have any further queries on our programmes, please take a look at our frequently asked questions or contact us.

Course Content

The learning sessions are clustered into discrete modules. Six core clinical modules are underpinned by a basic sciences module that focuses on core clinical competencies. There are another six modules in sub-specialty areas.

The self-contained modules can be purchased individually if required

Take a look at the course overview below or download the full curriculum.

Course overview

Module 1: An Introduction to Clinical Anaesthesia

Module 2: Consolidating Basic Clinical Practice

Module 3: Introduction to Critical Care

Module 4: Obstetric, Paediatric and Geriatric Anaesthesia

Module 5: Pain Management and Regional Anaesthesia

Module 6: Exam Preparation

Module 7: Basic Sciences: Anatomy, Physiology, Pharmacology, Physics/Clinical Measurement, Equipment and Maths/Statistics

Module 8: Obstetrics 

Module 9: Ophthalmic Anaesthesia

Module 10: Regional Anaesthesia 

Module 11: Vascular Anaesthesia

Module 12: Cardiac Anaesthesia 

Module 13: Thoracic Anaesthesia 

Module 14: Neuroanaesthesia


Below are some sample sessions from e-LA to test out.

Gases and Vapours

This session covers the physics of the gas laws for a novice trainee.

Invasive Monitoring

This session covers the physical principles of invasive blood pressure measurement at the level of the Primary FRCA.

Performing Spinal and Epidural Injections

This session covers the technical aspects of performing spinals and epidurals.

Diabetes Mellitus for the Anaesthetist

This session covers the pathophysiology of diabetes.


The success of the award-winning e-learning suite, e-LA, e-ICM and e-Pain, is truly remarkable. These resources are now a cornerstone of lifelong learning for all professionals in anaesthesia, intensive care and pain medicine in the UK and increasingly around the world.
Dr Liam Brennan, President, Royal College of Anaesthetists

Developed by clinical experts in the UK, these interactive programmes deliver exceptionally high-quality training for anaesthesia, critical care and pain management specialists. This can only help to improve the quality and safety of patient care.
Dr Julia Moore OBE FRCA, Consultant Anaesthetist

It is almost impossible to imagine anaesthesia training without e-Learning Anaesthesia. This unparalleled platform is a critical tool in the training of doctors in anaesthesia, pain and critical care medicine and it delivers the highest quality education for these specialties.
Dr J P Lomas, Chairman, Anaesthesia Trainee Representative Group


Purchasing the full programme

Single-user access to the full e-LA e-learning programme for 12 months costs £600 (excluding VAT where applicable). You may also pay by monthly or quarterly subscription. 

Interested in purchasing selected modules only?

If you do not need access to the full programme, you can purchase selected modules covering specific areas of anaesthesia. Just click on the relevant links below. Further modules can be purchased at any time.

How to purchase

To purchase a licence, please click on the ‘Register’ button below.

Once you have submitted your details and your payment has been processed, your account details (user name and password) will be emailed to you within two to three working days.

All prices are for a single-user licence for 12 months. We can arrange for multiple or multi-year licences. Please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further details.


Prices for individual modules (excluding VAT where applicable):

Module 1 (Introduction to Anaesthesia) £100
Module 2 (Consolidating Basic Clinical Practice) £200
Module 3 (Introduction to Critical Care) £100
Module 4a and Module 8 (Obstetrics) £60
Module 4b (Paediatrics) £100
Module 4c (Anaesthesia in the Elderly) £60
Module 5a (Pain) £60
Module 5b (Regional Anaesthesia) £60
Module 6 (Exam Preparation) £60
Module 7a (Anatomy) £60
Module 7b (Physiology) £100
Module 7c (Pharmacology) £100
Module 7d (Physics) £100
Module 7e (Equipment) £60
Module 7f (Maths and Statistics) £40
Module 9 (Ophthalmic Anaesthesia) £20
Module 10 (Regional Anaesthesia) £20
Module 11 (Vascular Anaesthesia) £20
Module 12 (Cardiac Anaesthesia) £20
Module 13 (Thoracic Anaesthesia) £20
Module 14 (Neuroanaesthesia) £20

Module Combinations (excluding VAT where applicable):

Anaesthesia Fundamentals (Modules 1, 2 and 7) £250
Full Programme £600