Postgraduate Course: Treatment of Migraine and Other Headache Disorders (PAMA11042)
|School||Deanery of Clinical Sciences
||College||College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
|Course type||Online Distance Learning
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This module concerns itself with the role of acute medications given to treat migraine attacks as they occur, rather than on a regular basis to attempt to prevent attacks occurring. Modern, evidence-based management guidelines for migraine from the USA and the UK are employed to provide the student with a level of understanding required to treat patients.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
|Additional Costs|| No
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2016/17, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Course Start Date
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Online Activities 25,
Feedback/Feedforward Hours 5,
Summative Assessment Hours 30,
Revision Session Hours 40,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Key principles that will underpin assessment activities are based upon current theory and practise. 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.
Online learning resources covering all the key background information will be provided for the student to work through at their own pace. Online learning sessions will include small formative assessments where the student will receive instant feedback on their contribution, enabling effective monitoring of progress. .
The summative component consists of the following:
20% short answer questions
30% online discussion
50% analysis of case studies on the area of treatment
This will encourage critical analysis of the course material and subject, and will allow the application of knowledge gained during the module in order to contextualise the material learned.
|No Exam Information
| This course reviews aspects relating to the use of acute treatments for migraine: Strategies for the use of acute treatments; How to evaluate clinical evidence for acute treatments; A review of the efficacy profiles of available treatments; Practical advice for the use of acute treatments; Looking forward to future acute treatments.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Christopher Mckenzie
Tel: 0131 242 6130
|Course secretary||Mrs Ruth Macdonald
Tel: (0131) 242 3135
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