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Independent Studies in Pain - PAIN5022

Year - 2020

In this unit of study students undertake independent study in pain management. The student identifies a suitable investigative project in an area of interest or an identified need/issue (clinical, scientific, educational, managerial or administrative) not covered in other pain units within the degree. A learning contract is used to support the investigative process (document objectives, learning strategies and outcomes).

supervision meetings x 3 (online, phone and/or face-to-face)

Learning contract (10%), Investigative project 5000-6000 words or equivalent (90%)

Additional information
In order to enrol in the unit students need to have achieved a credit average and be able to demonstrate their capacity to manage an independent study project via the submission of a short statement outlining the investigative focus, the project objectives and an appropriate supervisor for the project.


Credit Average


Faculty: Medicine and Health

Semester 2 Early

03 Aug 2020

Department/School: Pain Management and Research Institute
Study Mode: Online
Census Date: 31 Aug 2020
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? Yes
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Dr Duncan Sanders and Dr Elizabeth Devonshire
HECS Band: 3
Courses that offer this unit

Non-award/non-degree study If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student. Cross-institutional study If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to undertake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.

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