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DRPS : Course Catalogue : Deanery of Clinical Sciences : Pain Management

Postgraduate Course: Co-morbidities, Course and Prognosis of Headache Disorders (PAMA11040)

Course Outline
SchoolDeanery of Clinical Sciences CollegeCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
Course typeOnline Distance Learning AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryThe overall objective of the PG programme is to offer a high quality educational solution to the limited training seen in a primary care setting. The course aims to contribute to improved patient outcomes by providing postgraduate, clinically relevant education of international standard in the sciences, concepts, approaches and procedures that form the basis of the management of headache pain.

This course describes the different illnesses that are associated with migraine: co-morbidities. A large number of illnesses have been linked to migraine at varying times, many of them with little objective evidence. This course describes the illnesses where a link with migraine is supported by clinical evidence; the main ones being psychiatric disorders, stroke and other cardiovascular disorders and epilepsy. It also examines the underlying mechanisms that may explain the co-morbidities and the clinical implications that result from them.

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.

This is an elective course and may not be available every academic year. This will be subject to student numbers and availability of academic staff.


Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2021/22, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Flexible
Course Start Date 10/01/2022
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 98 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Key principles that will underpin assessment activities are based upon current theory and practise. 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.

Online learning resources covering all the key background information will be provided for the student to work through. Initial online learning session will include a small formative assessment in the form of a written case study to support the final summative assessment. The student will receive instant on this and the final written assignment.

Assessment will consist of a combination of summative written assessment and online assessment incorporating a variety of activities.

This will encourage critical analysis of the course material and subject, and will allow the application of knowledge gained during the module in order to contextualise the material learned.
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No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Discuss known comorbidities asociated with migraine and other headache disorders
  2. Analyse and critique current research and literature underpinning headache management and its approach to managing comorbidities
  3. Formulate a headache management plan for use in your own clinic
  4. Discuss appropriate treatments for headache and associated comorbidities
  5. Adopt consultation skills appropriate for headache management
Reading List
None
Additional Information
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.
Special Arrangements None
KeywordsNot entered
Contacts
Course organiserDr Christopher McKenzie
Tel: 0131 242 6130
Email: Christopher.McKenzie@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMrs Olga Paterson
Tel: (0131) 242 6130
Email: Olga.Paterson@ed.ac.uk
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