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PAIN5001: Introduction to Pain Management

2024 unit information

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.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Discipline of Pain Medicine

Code PAIN5001
Academic unit Discipline of Pain Medicine
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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None
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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None
Assumed knowledge:
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None

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.

Unit availability

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2024
Online Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2024
Online Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Outline unavailable
Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2020
Online Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 Early 2020
Online Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Outline unavailable
Semester 1 2021
Online Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2021
Online Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2022
Online Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2022
Online Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2023
Online Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2023
Online Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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