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PAIN5002: Pain Mechanisms and Contributors

2024 unit information

To introduce and develop participants understanding about the basic neuroscience of pain and the interrelationship between psychological, physiological and environmental processes in pain. Neuro-anatomical, physiological, pharmacological, and biochemical mechanisms involved in nociception, including peripheral and central sensitisation are discussed. Theoretical bases are introduced and the ways in which psychological and environmental factors modify or maintain pain perception and behaviour are explored.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Discipline of Pain Medicine

Code PAIN5002
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. Appreciate the various contributors to pain within the biopsychosocial model
  • LO2. Discuss essential concepts/details of mechanisms based on the latest available research evidence
  • LO3. Integrate a biopsychosocial approach to assessment and management of pain problems.

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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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