Start date: 17 September 2021This module is appropriate for all health professionals involved in the management of patients with musculoskeletal pain. The module is designed to allow clinicians to develop an holistic understanding of contemporary pain science and how these principles impact on clinical practice. The module examines the neurophysiological mechanisms and multidimensional nature of pain that underpins patient-centred biopsychosocial management.
The module is designed to allow clinicians to develop a holistic understanding of contemporary pain science and how these principles impact on clinical practice.
Qualification: Level 7 – 10 credits
This innovative online module blends high quality online resources that you can access in your own time with real time teaching delivered by our lecturing team and industry experts. This module is therefore uniquely placed to meet the needs of full or part-time students, wherever you are in the world.
- Online introduction and start date: Friday 17 September (9am-11am)
- Online Study Day 1: Friday 1 October
- Online Study Day 2: Friday 15 October
- Assessment hand in: Friday 5 November
By the end of the module, you should be able to:
- Critically analyse the different pain mechanisms involved in the acute and persistent pain
- Demonstrate and communicate a critical understanding of a comprehensive biopsychosocial assessment for acute and persistent musculoskeletal pain presentations
- Evaluate the impact and outcomes of non-pharmacological and pharmacological management of acute and persistent musculoskeletal pain
- Critically select appropriate outcomes measures for the evaluation of pain management.
How will this course be taught
The module will consist of two two-week ‘blocks’ of learning. During these blocks you will be able to work through the material in your own time and at your own pace. At the end of each block there will be an online study day with your peers and teachers to discuss the material and its implementation in clinical practice.
- BSc (or equivalent)
- Minimum International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.5 (students studying from abroad)
- Educational vlog aimed at either staff or patients (50% of final mark)
- 1000-word supporting document (50% of final mark)