Postgraduate Course: Clinical Management of Headache Disorders (PAMA11065)
|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||Headache disorders are the most prevalent of the neurological conditions and among the most frequent of medical complaints seen in general practice. This course provides the student with the opportunity to examine and evaluate the issues related to these conditions, and the application of appropriate principles, diagnosis and management of headache in clinical practice. The various forms and methods of treatment employed in the management of headache disorders are also explored.
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)
||The course is each assessed by participation in critical online discussion, short answer questions and written assignments. 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 headache disorders.
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:
- to be able to understand the difference between broad categories of headache types, such as episodic and chronic, and primary and secondary headaches
- to be able to interact with patients to discuss clearly and concisely the clinical features of commonly presented headache subtypes
- to be able to use simple diagnostic tools to identify different headache subtypes and also to assess the impact of headache on patients┐ lives
|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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