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PAIN5002: Pain Mechanisms and Contributors

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.

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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this unit is case based and is only suitable for experienced clinicians.

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.