Postgraduate Course: Assessment, Measurement and the Multidisciplinary Approach (PAMA11054)
|Deanery of Clinical Sciences
|College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
|Credit level (Normal year taken)
|SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
|Online Distance Learning
|Available to all students
|Assessment and measurement of pain are key to the effective management of pain and often provide the fundamental first steps for patient professional interaction.
This course is the second of six core subjects in the Clinical Management of Pain programme. It aims to provide you with an opportunity to examine, challenge and update your understanding of assessment and measurement of pain in clinical practice.
Assessment and Measurement are key to the effective management of pain and often provide the fundamental first steps for patient professional interaction. Barriers and difficulties in assessment and measurement are explored as are the current models of best practice.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Information for Visiting Students
|The minimum entry requirement is a UK 2:1 undergraduate degree, or its international equivalent in a relevant discipline. 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 5,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 5,
Feedback/Feedforward Hours 1,
Formative Assessment Hours 1,
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 evidence-based practice and the application of theory to clinical practice.
Assignment One - Online Discussion Activity 10%
Assignment Two - Written Critical Essay 90%
You are required to complete and receive a passing grade on a number of different assignments in order to obtain a passing grade for this course. Please note that you must make a reasonable attempt at each of the assignments in order to receive a passing grade for the course. If you fail to make a reasonable attempt at any of the assignments, you risk a failing grade for the course which would normally have serious repercussions in your ability to achieve an award.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Understand the differences between assessment and measurement
- Understand the standard classification systems used in clinical practice
- Understand the domains of assessment and measurement and their relevance to clinical practice
- Understand of the assessment and measurement of pain in specific populations
- Understand the limitations of assessment and measurement
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|On successful completion of this course, students will gain a number of generic and transferable skills beyond the subject itself. This will include:
GENERIC COGNITIVE SKILLS: the ability to apply critical analysis, evaluation and synthesis to forefront issues and developments, develop original and creative responses to problems and issues, critically review, consolidate and extend knowledge, skills, practices and thinking, deal with complex issues and make informed judgements in situations in the absence of complete or consistent data/information.
COMMUNICATION, IT AND NUMERACY SKILLS: use a wide range of routine skills and a range of advanced and specialised skills such as communication with peers, more senior colleagues and specialists, evaluation of a wide range of numerical and geographical data
AUTONOMY, ACCOUNTABILITY AND WORKING WITH OTHERS: exercise substantial autonomy and initiative in professional and equivalent activities, work in a peer relationship with specialist practitioners, demonstrate leadership and/or initiative and make an identifiable contribution to change and development and/or new thinking, manage complex ethical and professional issues
|Miss Lindsay Rutherford
Tel: (0131) 242 6130
|Mrs Ruth Macdonald
Tel: (0131) 242 3135
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