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PAIN5023: Advanced Studies in Orofacial Pain

Orofacial pain can be severely disabling and has unique aspects because of the importance of the orofacial region for communication, emotional expression and mastication. The purpose of this unit is to provide an in-depth understanding of orofacial pain mechanisms, symptomatology and management. Topics include orofacial pain classification and diagnosis and management strategies based on the biopsychosocial model of pain.

Code PAIN5023
Academic unit Discipline of Pain Medicine
Credit points 6

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

  • LO1. Discuss neuroanatomy and neurophysiology of the orofacial region
  • LO2. Identify the diagnostic criteria for orofacial pain conditions associated with, TMD and Neuropathic pain
  • LO3. Discuss the relationship between sleep and pain, including the management of sleep disorders and orofacial pain conditions
  • LO4. Plan patient care using the principles of assessment in orofacial pain, including the use of adjunct tests
  • LO5. Plan patient care using the principles of diagnosis and management in orofacial pain, including the use of pain medicine, psychology and physiotherapy.