Orofacial pain can be severely disabling and has unique aspects because of the importance of the orofacial region for communication, emotional expression and mastication. The purpose of this unit is to expand on Pain5005 Orofacial Pain by providing an in depth understanding of orofacial pain mechanisms, symptomatology and management. Topics include orofacial pain classification and diagnosis and management strategies based on the biopsychosocial model of pain.
online modules of study, completion of set readings, participation in structured online discussion task and self directed study
Participation in online discussion (20%), 4000-5000 word written assignment/s or equivalent (80%)