Postgraduate Course: Introduction to Pain Management in Practice (PAMA11070)
|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||Through short case studies covering a variety of key pain areas, participants will explore a variety of pain conditions and subsequent management strategies.
This course is the final of the six core subjects in the Clinical Management of Pain programme. It aims to provide you with an opportunity to explore a variety of pain conditions and subsequent management strategies. Participants will have opportunity, through selected case studies, to put into practice their knowledge of current pain management practice and theory.
This is a 5-week distance learning course worth 10 credits. Students are expected to spend 20 hours per week on this course. Students will be given a brief overview of the course and will then be provided with relevant materials and resources. Specific tasks and online exercises relating to each weeks topic will be set. A final submitted assessment will be required for the course.
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 2018/19, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
||Block 5 (Sem 2) and beyond
|Course Start Date
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
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.
Assessment will consist of a combination of summative written assessment and online assessment incorporating a variety of activities.
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 key areas of clinical practice in pain management
- Use evidence and current research literature to critically analyse pain management options in a variety of clinical conditions
- Understand the roles and responsibilities of the multidisciplinary team in the management of pain conditions
- To understand, identify and define different pain management plans for various clinical conditions
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||During the course students will have to demonstrate the ability to work both independently and collaboratively with others. Their knowledge and understanding of the topic will improve but they will also learn generic approaches/skills. As the course is distance learning, it will contribute to their IT, writing and communication skills which can be applied to both clinical and academic environments. Finally, they will be expected to be able to bring together and draw from the information provided through the course during their assignment writing. Competences such as structuring of work and accurate referencing should also improve.
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||Dr Sarah Henderson
Tel: 0131 242 6130
|Course secretary||Mrs Ruth MacDonald
Tel: (0131) 242 3135