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Overview

This professional certificate is suited to any health professional interested in learning more about the treatment and management of orofacial pain problems.

The core principles of pain assessment, treatment and management are introduced, including the biopsychosocial model and the scientific basis for assessment, diagnosis and treatment. The principles of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, together with routes of drug administration, are explored and the role of physiotherapy and rehabilitation management, and the use of procedures such as neural blockade, simulation techniques and surgery are considered. This foundation knowledge is then applied specifically to orofacial pain mechanisms, symptomatology and treatments. Topics covered include orofacial pain assessment, diagnostic tests including local anaesthetic blocks, specific pharmacology for orofacial pain, and multidisciplinary treatment approaches. 

Units of study:

  • Pain Treatment and Management Principles (PAIN5003)
  • Orofacial Pain (PAIN5005)

Please see below under What you’ll study for unit of study details.

Who should study this course?

Health professionals interested in learning more about the treatment and management of orofacial pain problems. 

Subject areas
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Entry, fees, funding & how to apply

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Your entry requirements

English language proficiency

Find out if you need to prove English language proficiency (depends on your country of origin and educational background).

For academic requirements check the ‘Admission requirements’ section on this page.

Your fee

How to apply

You can apply online via the application portal. When you are ready to apply, select the ‘Apply’ button on this course page. Visit the How to apply page for other important information. 

Closing date

Semester 1 - 31 January of the commencing year

Starting date

Semester 1 (February)

You can apply online via the application portal. When you are ready to apply, select the ‘Apply’ button on this course page. Visit the How to apply page for other important information. 

Not available to international student visa holders. International students on other visas with study rights may apply. Also available to international students to study offshore.

Closing date

Semester 1 - 31 January of the commencing year

Starting date

Semester 1 (February)

Admission criteria

Admission to the Sydney Professional Certificate in Orofacial Pain Science requires a bachelor degree in a health-related field and demonstrated clinical experience.

 

 

Course opportunities

*Some breast surgery units of study are available as non-award courses. If you are interested in completing a non-award unit please contact the program director.

Career pathways

The course provides advanced postgraduate training for health professionals who treat and manage orofacial pain problems.

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