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PAIN5015: Pharmacology of Pain Medicine

This unit explores the pharmacology of analgesic drugs and their application in the clinical context. Using a case based approach a range of pain conditions and the pharmacological implications will be explored.

Code PAIN5015
Academic unit Discipline of Pain Medicine
Credit points 6
Assumed knowledge:
This unit is cased based and is best suited for experienced clinicians

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

  • LO1. Differentiate between nociceptive and neuropathic pain and the treatment associated with each
  • LO2. Evaluate the different pharmacological options for a range of clinical conditions and patient groups
  • LO3. Evaluate the role of local anaesthetic pharmacology for pain management
  • LO4. Discuss the side effects of different drugs and drug interactions
  • LO5. Differentiate between opioid tolerance and opioid hyperalgesia
  • LO6. Discuss the benefits of rotation of opioids.