Postgraduate Course: Pain - A Multidimensional Phenomenon (PAMA11067)
|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||Assessment and measurement of pain 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.
This course is the first of six core subjects in the Clinical Management of Pain programme. It aims to provide you with an opportunity to examine, challenge and update the models and concepts of pain management that have guided your professional practice.
This course is an introduction to the problem of pain within a multidisciplinary team framework and outlines the extent of the problem in the community. It provides an overview of historical and philosophical models of pain and its management methods over time. There is an introduction to the biopsychosocial model of pain management which provides the basis for modern pain management. An introduction to the measurement of pain is examined and the interrelationship between various paradigms of health and illness are outlined. Participants also begin to consider and explore professional and ethical issues.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||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.
Formative Assessment: Feedback will be provided by the tutor. The formative assignment will not be graded.
Assignment One - 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:
- Develop knowledge of the broad scope of the problem of pain
- Discuss the historical developments of pain theory and practice
- Explain the development of a multidisciplinary approach to pain and its management
- Evaluate definitions, models and concepts of pain management and their relationship to your own professional practice model
- Discuss key ethical issues in pain research and practice
|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
|Course organiser||Miss Lindsay Rutherford
Tel: (0131) 242 6130
|Course secretary||Mrs Ruth Macdonald
Tel: (0131) 242 3135
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