Pain in Older People (PAIN5019)

UNIT OF STUDY

Readings and case studies will highlight the unique difficulties of elderly people who suffer from degenerative, painful conditions, often exacerbated by multiple losses, role changes, limited mobility and mood disorder. The emphasis will be on assessment and management of pain when complicated by these conditions.

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Classes

Online, approximately 10 hours of study per week (equals 140 hours in total)

Assessment

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

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No

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