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Postgraduate Course: Integrating Pain Management Practice (Student-Led, Individually-Created Course) (PAMA11089)

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
SummaryThis course will provide students with an opportunity to integrate the learning gained in the MSc in the Clinical Management of Pain courses, and apply it to address problems and challenges in the real world/clinical setting. Students will create their own learning using the Student-Led Individually Created Course (SLICC) approach. They will plan, propose, carry out, reflect on and evaluate a piece of work from their own contexts, encompassing the interdisciplinary nature of pain management. The SLICC framework requires that students use the generic learning outcomes to articulate their learning in their own defined project, reflect frequently using a blog, and collect and curate evidence of their learning in an e-portfolio. They receive relevant formative feedback on a Midway Reflective Report, which is the same format as the Final Reflective Report, which forms the summative assessment. All this is with the guidance of an academic tutor.
The course will encourage critical appraisal of students┬┐ own practical experiences, and allow them to reflect on their learning in the context of the interdisciplinary nature of pain management.
Course description This is a distance learning course worth 10 credits. Students are expected to spend approximately 100 hours in total on this course. Ideally the chosen piece of work should link to their own contexts and/or employment. Students will be given an overview of what is expected well in advance. They will be provided with relevant support, materials and resources. Students define their own learning outcomes and by looking forward into their future professional/personal aims and career aspirations, will examine the development of their attributes. The SLICC framework requires that students reflect frequently using a blog, and collect and curate evidence of their learning in an e-portfolio. They will submit and receive formative feedback on a midway report. Their work is then incorporated into a final written self-reflective report which forms the summative assessment.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Not being delivered
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate a critical understanding of the interdisciplinary nature of pain management, and the complexities, challenges and wider implications of the contexts in which pain management is managed
  2. Draw on and apply relevant approaches, tools and frameworks to different settings in real world situations
  3. Use skills and attributes (academic, professional and/or personal) gained during the clinical management of pain programme to engage effectively and critically with a range of pain management issues
  4. Critically review, evaluate and reflect upon knowledge, skills and practices in pain management
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Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills During this course students will have to demonstrate the ability to work independently and integrate information gained in the MSc in the Clinical Management of Pain courses. Their knowledge and understanding of pain management will continue to develop. They will also learn generic approaches/skills such as planning, time-keeping, critically analysing activities and evaluation skills. Since the course is distance learning, it will contribute to their IT, writing and communication skills. The pedagogical approach will develop students┬┐ capacity to reflect effectively and critically, and to articulate their learning.
KeywordsIntegration of knowledge,cross-disciplinary,interdisciplinary,pain management practice
Course organiserDr Sarah Henderson
Tel: 0131 242 6130
Course secretaryMs Ewelina Skala
Tel: (0131 5)37 1000
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