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

Postgraduate Course: Understanding the Pharmacological Management of Pain (PAMA11068)

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) Credits10
Home subject areaPain Management Other subject areaNone
Course website None Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionBuilding on the course material from Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology and its Relevance to Pain Management, this course provides participants with an understanding of the pharmacological management of pain. Current topics of pharmacological management are explored as are new directions in management.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs None
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: 100 ( Lecture Hours 5, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 5, Online Activities 5, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 1, Formative Assessment Hours 4, Summative Assessment Hours 5, Other Study Hours 5, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 68 )
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 good pharmacological management of pain.
Assessment Information
This course is assessed by participation in critical online discussion and the development of a learning portfolio in relation to participants┐ understanding of pharmacological management of pain how it relates to participants┐ professional and clinical backgrounds.
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%
Portfolio: 60%
Special Arrangements
None
Additional Information
Academic description Not entered
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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