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DRPS : Course Catalogue : School of Clinical Sciences : Pain Management

Postgraduate Course: The Management of Acute Pain (PAMA11053)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Clinical Sciences CollegeCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Course typeOnline Distance Learning AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) Credits20
Home subject areaPain Management Other subject areaNone
Course website None Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionPain, as a presenting complaint, is the most common reason for people to seek health care advice. This course provides the opportunity for students to understand the scope of the problem of acute pain, the mechanisms of acute pain and the benefits and barriers to specific pain interventions.
Students will also be asked to consider the evidence for various acute pain management guidelines, explore the gaps between evidence and practice and also understand how to implement change in clinical practice.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs No
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2013/14 Flexible, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Learn enabled:  Yes Quota:  None
Web Timetable Web Timetable
Course Start Date 27/01/2014
Breakdown of Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 15, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 15, Online Activities 15, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 2, Formative Assessment Hours 6, Summative Assessment Hours 10, Other Study Hours 15, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 118 )
Additional Notes
Breakdown of Assessment Methods (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
No Exam Information
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
The programme aims to contribute to improved patient outcomes by providing postgraduate, clinically relevant education of international standard in the sciences, concepts, approaches and procedures forming the basis of pain management in the context of the multidisciplinary team.
Assessment Information
The course is assessed by two main pieces of course work:
student-led case presentation and resource file 30%
acute pain portfolio 70%
Key principles that will underpin assessment activities are evidence-based practice and the application of theory to clinical practice. The principle of constructive alignment will underpin all assessments. This will ensure the assessment tasks are aligned with the specific course objectives, the content of the course and the teaching methods employed.
Special Arrangements
None
Additional Information
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Transferable skills Not entered
Reading list Not entered
Study Abroad Not entered
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KeywordsNot entered
Contacts
Course organiserDr Sarah Henderson
Tel: 0131 242 9409
Email: Sarah.Henderson@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMrs Nina Cryne
Tel: (0131) 242 6461
Email: Nina.Cryne@ed.ac.uk
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