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

Postgraduate Course: Independent Project in Pain Management (PAMA11051)

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 Credits60 ECTS Credits30
SummaryIn this course students undertake an independent study which would involve the planning, execution and development of a significant piece of project work.

The project for this course would require prior approval but could take a variety of forms including, but not limited to, clinical placements in an area of interest, where students are required to identify clinical learning objectives and the resources required to meet these objectives in a clinical setting; a work based project such as a clinical audit; or an education project related to clinical practice. The development of a learning contract would facilitate these processes.
Course description The course is based on an action approach to learning. The students construction, delivery and presentation of their identified project will be their main learning experience, but with input from the programme that the students can access as optional support. These may include recorded lectures, live sessions, convened panels, or other resource within the University.

Key milestones are set out in advance so progress can be tracked. Course paperwork is submitted for each of these points, and scheduled and ad-hoc check in sessions can be arranged by students on request.

The projects will be refined by the student and programme staff to ensure that they can be supported within the current resource, minimises ethical challenges, and aims to develop skills and behaviours in time management, negotiation, problem-solving and communication.

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.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements Prior to enrolling on this course, students must have successfully completed 120 credits from the Clinical Management of Pain programme.
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2023/24, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Full Year
Course Start Date 18/09/2023
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 600 ( Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 12, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 588 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) 100% of the assessment will be agreed through the development of a Learning Contract which will be developed in collaboration with an academic supervisor and the student. Specific weighting of the components of the assessment will be dictated by the project at hand.
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Identified an appropriate learning plan for the subject area
  2. Developed a learning contract proposal which is structured appropriately to meet the learning plan
  3. Negotiated the terms of the contract based on your learning needs and the requirements of the course
  4. Completed the learning contract and submitted evidence of having achieved the learning goals consistent with the stated objectives or competencies
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Special Arrangements None
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Course organiserMr Paul Knight
Course secretaryMs Ewelina Skala
Tel: (0131 5)37 1000
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