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PAIN5001: Introduction to Pain Management

To introduce participants to the problem of pain within a multidisciplinary team framework and to highlight the extent of the problem in the community. The unit provides an overview of historical and philosophical models of pain and its management methods over time. Current classifications of pain are examined and the interrelationship between various paradigms of health and illness are outlined. Participants also begin to consider the principles of research design and biostatistics, and explore professional and ethical issues.

Code PAIN5001
Academic unit Discipline of Pain Medicine
Credit points 6

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Discuss the historical developments of pain theory and practice
  • LO2. Discuss the broad scope of the problem of pain
  • LO3. Demonstrate appropriate use of valid and reliable tools for measuring pain and associated symptoms
  • LO4. Discuss key ethical issues in pain research and practice
  • LO5. Demonstrate basic understanding of how to evaluate current research practice in pain management
  • LO6. Demonstrate familiarity with common research design/approaches
  • LO7. Explain the role of a multidisciplinary team in patient self-management.