Pain Management

Admission requirements


Admission to the Graduate Certificate in Pain Management requires:

  • a medical degree; or
  • a bachelor's degree in a health-related discipline; or
  • a minimum of 5 years professional work experience in a health-related field or pass a preliminary examination(s) as prescribed by the Faculty.

Admission to the Graduate Diploma in Pain Management requires:

  • completion of the requirements of the embedded graduate certificate; or
  • a medical degree; or
  • a bachelor's degree in a health-related discipline.

Admission to the Master of Medicine (Pain Management) requires:

  • a medical degree.

Admission to the Master of Science in Medicine (Pain Management) requires:

  • completion of the requirements of the embedded graduate certificate or graduate diploma; or
  • a bachelor's degree in a health-related discipline with first or second class honours; or
  • a bachelor's degree in a health-related discipline. Applicants must have completed work equivalent to a first or second class honours bachelor's degree in a health-related field.

See the course Rules for further details.

Course structure

The Graduate Certificate in Pain Management requires the successful completion of 24 credit points of core units of study.

The Graduate Diploma in Pain Management requires the successful completion of 36 credit points of units of study including:

The Master of Medicine (Pain Management) and Master of Science in Medicine (Pain Management) require the successful completion of 48 credit points of units of study including:

Pattern of enrolment

Core units of study
UoS code and name Credit points Delivery mode

Available in Semester 1 and Semeseter 2

PAIN5001
Introduction to Pain Management

 6 online
PAIN5002
Pain Mechanisms and Contributors
 6 online
PAIN5003
Pain Treatment and Management Principles)
 6 online
PAIN5004
Pain Conditions
 6 online
PAIN5006
Independent Studies in Pain
 6 online
Elective units of study

Elective Units of Study Credit point Delivery mode

Graduate Diploma students must complete 12 credit points of elective units of study
Masters students must complete 24 credit points of elective units of study

Available in Semester 1    
PAIN5010
Clinical Aspects of Neurobiology 
 6  online
PAIN5011
Psychology of Pain
 6  online
PAIN5013
Musculoskeletal Pain
 6  online
PAIN5015
Pharmacology of Pain Medicine
 6  online
PAIN5020
Complementary Therapies: Pain Management
 6  online
PAIN5021
Acute Pain
 6  online

BETH5209
Medicines Policy, Economics and Ethics

 6  online
Available in Semester 2
   
PAIN5005
Orofacial Pain
 6  online
PAIN5014
Cancer Pain
 6  online
PAIN5016
Psychological Approaches in Pain Mgmt
 6  online
PAIN5017
Disability and Pain Rehabilitation
 6  online
PAIN5018
Pain in Children
 6  online
PAIN5019
Pain in Older People
 6  online
Pattern of enrolment for international students commencing in March

For students commencing in March (semester 1) the standard pattern of enrolment is as follows:

Year 1
UoS code and name Credit points Delivery mode

Semester 1

   

PAIN5001
Introduction to Pain Management

 6 online
PAIN5002
Pain Mechanisms and Contributors
 6 online
Semester 2    
PAIN5003
Pain Treatment and Management Principles)
 6 online
PAIN5004
Pain Conditions
 6 online
Year 2
UoS code and name Credit points Delivery mode

Semester 1

   

Elective

 6 online
Elective
 6 online
Semester 2    
Elective  6 online
PAIN5006
Independent Studies in Pain
 6 online
Pattern of enrolment for international students commencing in July

For students commencing in July (Semester 2) the standard pattern of enrolment is as follows:

Year 1
UoS code and name Credit points Delivery mode

First Semester of study

   

PAIN5001
Introduction to Pain Management

 6 online
PAIN5002
Pain Mechanisms and Contributors
 6 online
Second Semester of study
   
PAIN5003
Pain Treatment and Management Principles)
 6 online
PAIN5004
Pain Conditions
 6 online
Year 2
UoS code and name Credit points Delivery mode

Third Semester of study

   

Elective

 6 online
Elective
 6 online
Fourth Semester of study
   
Elective  6 online
PAIN5006
Independent Studies in Pain
 6 online