Postgraduate Course: Management of Neuropathic Pain (PAMA11064)
|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||This course provides the opportunity to understand the scope of the problem of neuropathic pain, the mechanisms and pathophysiology of neuropathic pain and the benefits and barriers to specific pain assessments and interventions. Students will also be asked to examine various acute and chronic neuropathic conditions, consider the evidence for neuropathic pain management options, explore the gaps between evidence and practice and also understand how to apply this knowledge to the clinical setting.
The content of the course has been chosen and structured to develop your understanding of neuropathic pain and is divided into two distinct sections ¿ introduction and background information and four short case studies. Each case addresses a specific type of neuropathic pain condition and raises key issues surrounding treatment and management of pain
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||The minimum entry requirement is a UK 2:1 undergraduate degree, or its international equivalent. Degrees from 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.
This course is assessed by participation in critical online discussion, short answer questions and the critical evaluation of case studies.and multiple choice questioning. Independent critical exploration of clinically relevant patient case studies will also be assessed for the purpose of enhancing or further developing the students' abilities in the management of neuropathic pain.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- be able to describe validated assessment tools and recognise when their individual use is indicated
- be able to discuss pharmacological approaches used for patients
- be able to demonstrate communicating information to patients and carers about neuropathic pain
- be able to identify non pharmacological techniques for the treatment of neuropathic pain
- gain an overall understanding in the general and complex management of neuropathic pain
|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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