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

Postgraduate Course: Pain in Medical Patients (PAMA11063)

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 descriptionMany aspects of pain medicine are already comprehensively taught. These often relate to: acute pain related to surgery, malignancy and palliative care, non-malignant chronic pain or rheumatological/musculoskeletal pain. However, pain is a common feature of a vast range of illnesses. Despite being the commonest reason for patients to seek help, pain arising from medical conditions is often inappropriately considered less important, although often much more complex to manage than that experienced in surgical patients.

This course will allow students to explore the demands of patients requiring pain management for medical conditions.

This will include the management of pain in the following general and specific conditions:
Cardiac and Chest Pain.
Respiratory Disease
Endocrine Disease (including Diabetes)
Stroke/acute Neurology (non-malignant)/Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction/Trigeminal neuralgia/subarachnoid haemorrhage*
Liver Disease/Gastroenterology (including gallstones)
Peripheral Vascular Disease and Thromboembolic Disease
Haematological Disease (Sickle Cell Disease/ Haemochromatosis/ Haemophilia/ Porphyria/ Leukaemia/Lymphoma)
Genitourinary Disease
Infectious Disease (e.g. malaria, tropical diseases etc.)
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 16/09/2013
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
Within the list of subdivisions of Medical Pain presented in the Short Description, on completion of this course, students will be expected to have established an advanced knowledge of the pain management for non-surgical, non-malignant, non-rheumatological/musculocutaneous disease. This will include an application of general principles to the management of medical pain plus specific knowledge relating to a number of commonly presenting conditions.
Assessment Information
30% - This is to be in the form of assessed on-line contributions to each of nine sections with peer/tutor presentations of simple case studies relevant to each area.
30% - Submission of literature review /resource file of clinical issues in medical pain management (1500-3000 words)
40% - Medical Pain portfolio to comprise two sections:
Section 1 ┐ (15%) development of a presentation or information sheet covering an aspect of medical pain management for a specific condition (2000 words maximum or 15 minute presentation/video
Section 2 ┐ (25%) Two submissions from a series of questions posed to elucidate ┐current controversies┐ in medical pain management. (1500-2000 each = 4000 words)
Special Arrangements
None
Additional Information
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Syllabus Not entered
Transferable skills Not entered
Reading list Not entered
Study Abroad Not entered
Study Pattern Not entered
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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