This unit addresses the biopsychosocial assessment and management of pain associated with cancer. Recent advances in pain relief techniques including delivery systems for patient control of pain are reviewed, together with appropriate assessment and treatment approaches for psychological factors such as depression, grief and stress.
Online, approximately 10 hours of study per week (equals 140 hours in total)
participation in online discussion (20%), 4000-5000 word written assignment/s or equivalent (80%)
This unit is cased based and is best suited for experienced clinicians.