Postgraduate Course: The Management of Acute Pain (PAMA11053)
|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||Available to all students
|Summary||Pain, as a presenting complaint, is the most common reason for people to seek health care advice. This course provides the opportunity for students to understand the scope of the problem of acute pain, the mechanisms of acute pain and the benefits and barriers to specific pain interventions.
This course of study is an elective subject in the Cert/Dip/MSc in the Clinical Management of Pain programme. It aims to provide you with an opportunity to build on the information presented in the core courses of study to examine acute pain in more depth.
Students will also be asked to consider the evidence for various acute pain management guidelines, explore the gaps between evidence and practice and also understand how to implement change in clinical practice.
It also enables you to apply your understanding to specific acute pain conditions and situations and better understand the associated issues in relation to acute pain management.
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||The minimum entry requirement is a UK 2:1 undergraduate degree, or its international equivalent.
Relevant disciplines include: medicine; nursing; dentistry; psychology; occupational therapy; physiotherapy; pharmacology; osteopathy; other allied health care profession involved in the management of pain.
Applications from those with non-university professional qualifications such as RGN with appropriate clinical experience will be considered on an individual basis.
Where applicable, you will also be required to meet any language requirements in accordance with the University's regulations.
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2016/17, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Course Start Date
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 15,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 15,
Feedback/Feedforward Hours 2,
Formative Assessment Hours 2,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Key principles that will underpin assessment activities are evidence-based practice and the application of theory to clinical practice. 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.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- understand pain assessment in acute pain conditions and management and prevention of long term pain after trauma
- understand the barriers to effective post-operative pain management
- understand the benefits and risks of epidural analgesia
- understand patient factors influencing postoperative pain experience
- understand the management of pain and sedation in intensive care
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Sarah Henderson
Tel: 0131 242 6130
|Course secretary||Mrs Ruth Macdonald
Tel: (0131) 242 3135
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