Pain Mechanisms and Contributors (PAIN5002)

UNIT OF STUDY

To introduce and develop participants understanding about the basic neuroscience of pain and the interrelationship between psychological, physiological and environmental processes in pain. Neuro-anatomical, physiological, pharmacological, and biochemical mechanisms involved in nociception, including peripheral and central sensitisation are discussed. Theoretical bases are introduced and the ways in which psychological and environmental factors modify or maintain pain perception and behaviour are explored.

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Classes

Online, approximately 20 hours of study per week (equals 140 hours in total)

Assessment

participation in online discussion (20%), 4000-5000 word written assignment/s or equivalent (80%)

Faculty/department permission required?

No

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