Pain Management

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11 weeks


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Coventry University (Coventry)


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This module is designed for healthcare professionals working with people in pain. The module is suitable for practitioners from different clinical and medical professional backgrounds.

Course detail

Students will be able to acquire valuable skills for effective pain management in order to become competent practitioners who can meet the bio-psychological needs of patients in pain.

  • Completion of degree level modules will enable progression to master’s degree studies in a range of Health Care and Professional Practice studies which are offered at Coventry University.
  • Upon the completion of this module students will possess the necessary qualities and knowledge for their further development as professionals within the field of pain management.

Benefits include:

  • Academic credit for a named award.
  • Opportunity to network with fellow students from a range of disciplines and specialities.
  • Access to experts.
  • Individuals will be able to challenge current practice and embed evidence based practice into their delivery of care.
  • Individuals gain greater job satisfaction which leads to a deeper commitment to service delivery and patient care.

On successful completion of this module you should be able to:

  • Examine the bio-psychosocial nature of pain and pain management approaches.
  • Evaluate the key role of assessment in effective pain management.
  • Analyse the evidence base for holistic care in pain management.
  • Analyse and reflect on the principles of pharmacological pain management approaches.
  • Critically analyse the contribution of non-pharmacological approaches.

How will this course be taught

This module will be delivered through a combination of directed and self-directed student activity, including lectures, workshops and seminars.

Spring term: Thursdays 9am - 12.30pm.

Induction will take place on the first day of each module (excluding Mentoring).

We welcome students with disabilities. We recognise that education is a right for all who can benefit from it and that students with disabilities have an equal right of access to higher education. Our staff also recognise that individuals with disabilities are the best source of expertise about themselves and their needs. All students with disabilities should be able to participate as far as is reasonably practical in the educational and social activities we make available. Such students should be encouraged to expect equal treatment as individuals and that they and their work will be considered solely on the basis of their quality. 

For further information please contact the Disabilities Officer on +44 (0)24 7688 8029 or email

Guided student activity – 30 hours

Self-guided student activity – 170 hours

Total activity – 200 hours

Entry requirements

  • Registered healthcare professional with the NMC (Nursing and Midwifery Council)/HPC (Health Professions Council).
  • Ability to study at level 3.


  • Coursework 1: Test - 1 Hour/Multiple Choice Questions (50% of module mark)
  • Coursework 2: 2500 word Assignment (50% of module mark)