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Unit of study_

PAIN5021: Acute Pain

The aims of this unit are to provide a theoretical framework for the management of acute pain, to examine the specific contributors that are important in the development of acute pain conditions and to examine pharmacological and other approaches used in the management of acute pain. Topics that will be covered will include the principles of pre-emptive analgesia and evidence of effectiveness in preventing pain, pharmacological management of acute pain including approaches such as patient controlled analgesia, adjunctive approaches in managing acute pain and the transition from acute to chronic pain.

Code PAIN5021
Academic unit Discipline of Pain Medicine
Credit points 6
Assumed knowledge:
This unit is case based and is only suitable for experienced clinicians

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

  • LO1. Principles of evidence-based assessment and management of acute pain
  • LO2. Critically evaluate issues surrounding the management of acute pain conditions.
  • LO3. Communicate with colleagues and lay persons about acute pain conditions and their management

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 1 week before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.