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Unit of study_

Acute Pain - PAIN5021

Year - 2020

The aims of this unit are to provide a theoretical framework for the management of acute pain, to examine the specific contributors that are important in the development of acute pain conditions and to examine pharmacological and other approaches used in the management of acute pain. Topics that will be covered will include the principles of pre-emptive analgesia and evidence of effectiveness in preventing pain, pharmacological management of acute pain including approaches such as patient controlled analgesia, adjunctive approaches in managing acute pain and the transition from acute to chronic pain.

Approximately 10 hours of study per week (equals 140 hours in total)

Participation in online discussion (25%), 4000-5000 written assignment/s or equivalent (75%)

Assumed knowledge
this unit is case based and is only suitable for experienced clinicians.


Faculty: Medicine and Health

Semester 1

24 Feb 2020

Department/School: Pain Management and Research Institute
Study Mode: Online
Census Date: 31 Mar 2020
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Dr Claire Ashton-James
HECS Band: 2
Courses that offer this unit

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