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Postgraduate Course: Mobility Pain (PAMA11060)

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 which affects mobility and the ability to carry out the tasks of daily living represent the crux of many patients┐ decision to seek relief from a painful condition. Traditionally categorised associated with the pain of joints, bone and muscles, the concept is far more wide reaching: the chest pain of an angina sufferer preventing a patient┐s walk to the shops, the pain of a dental abscess causing inability to ┐mobilise┐ the mandible to speak or eat, the abdominal pain of a patient with peptic ulcer disease who cannot lie down in bed are relevant examples, some distance from traditional orthodoxy. More familiar will be knee or hip related disease preventing the climbing of stairs or arthritic conditions of the hands preventing food preparation or washing.

┐I can┐t DO this anymore because of pain┐ type of presentation forms the basis of the approach to this course, and creates a natural link to the biopsychosocial model of pain management, unhindered by traditional perceptions based around specific body systems. A strong association with functionality associated with mobility pain will be established and maintained within the learning on this course.
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 05/08/2013
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 course aims to contribute to improved patient outcomes by providing postgraduate, clinically relevant education of international standard in the sciences, concepts, approaches and procedures that form the basis of the understanding of mobility pain and its related factors.
Assessment Information
This course is assessed by participation in short case study scenarios. This will further develop the student┐s abilities in the management of mobility related pain. It will provide participants with experience marrying theoretical and clinical case studies taken from recent practice.
Key principles that will underpin assessment activities are evidence-based practice and the application of theory to clinical practice. The principles of constructive alignment will underpin all assessments and will ensure the assessment tasks are aligned with the specific course objectives, the content of the course and the teaching methods employed.
Details of Assessment as below:
Case Study Participation: 70%
Portfolio: 30%
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Course organiserDr Sarah Henderson
Tel: 0131 242 9409
Course secretaryMrs Nina Cryne
Tel: (0131) 242 6461
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