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

Postgraduate Course: Pain in End of Life Care (PAMA11062)

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 descriptionModern society often appears ill equipped to manage news of death and today death is routinely medicalised and hidden social view. Within this context, health care professionals encounter patients at the end-of-life regardless of type of speciality practice. Pain management in this context presents a unique set of challenges for both patient and healthcare professional. Knowledge of ┐total pain┐ concepts (the interrelationship of a person's physical, psychological, social, spiritual, and practical struggles) along with basic end-of-life pain management can offer much to provide comfort to patients and their families.
This course provides an examination of current pain management practice in the context of end-of-life care.
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 forming that form the basis of the management of pain in end-of-life care.
Students will be exposed to and will be encouraged to apply current clinical knowledge to case study based learning problems within a clinical context.
Assessment Information
This course is assessed by participation in critical online discussion and the development of relevant multiple choice questions. Independent critical exploration of clinically relevant patient case studies will also be assessed for the purpose of enhancing or further developing the student┐s abilities in the management of end-of-life pain.

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:
Online discussion: 20%
Short Answer Question/MCQ questions: 20%
Critical Evaluation of Case Studies: 60%
Special Arrangements
None
Additional Information
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Syllabus Not entered
Transferable skills Not entered
Reading list Not entered
Study Abroad Not entered
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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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