Introduction to Pain Management (PAIN5001)
UNIT OF STUDY
To introduce participants to the problem of pain within a multidisciplinary team framework and to highlight the extent of the problem in the community. The unit provides an overview of historical and philosophical models of pain and its management methods over time. Current classifications of pain are examined and the interrelationship between various paradigms of health and illness are outlined. Participants also begin to consider the principles of research design and biostatistics, and explore professional and ethical issues.
Our courses that offer this unit of study
- Graduate Certificate in Pain Management
- Graduate Diploma in Medicine (Paediatric Medicine)
- Graduate Diploma in Pain Management
- Master of Medicine (Advanced) (Paediatric Medicine)
- Master of Medicine (Paediatric Medicine)
- Master of Medicine (Pain Management)
- Master of Physiotherapy
- Master of Science in Medicine (Pain Management)
Further unit of study information
Online, approximately 10 hours of study per week (equals 140 hours in total)
participation in online discussion (20%), 4000-5000 word written assignment/s or equivalent (80%)
Faculty/department permission required?
Study this unit outside a degree
If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.
If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.