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PAIN5026: Pain and Sleep

The interaction between pain and sleep is well established: pain affects sleep and sleep affects pain. This unit examines normal human sleep and the relationship between sleep disorders and pain, and pain disorders and sleep. Sleep physiology and dysfunction are considered as well as multidisciplinary treatment approaches and therapeutic option

Code PAIN5026
Academic unit Discipline of Pain Medicine
Credit points 6

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

  • LO1. Discuss normal sleep, sleep physiology and dysfunction
  • LO2. Describe the various methods of sleep measurements
  • LO3. Interpret sleep reports to identify the likelihood of a primary or secondary sleep disorder
  • LO4. Describe the impact of disturbed sleep and sleep restriction on public health and the community.
  • LO5. Discuss the prevalence and bidirectional nature of sleep disorders and pain conditions
  • LO6. Explain the various treatment and management strategies for a pain patient with associated sleep problems