Postgraduate studies


Our Pain Management degree program provides comprehensive and advanced education on the basic and applied sciences, concepts, and approaches underpinning our current understanding of pain, its assessment and management.

The program is multidisciplinary, which means it is open to medical practitioners, dentists, psychologists, nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, chiropractors, and other health professionals who have an interest and involvement in the field of pain management.

This is the premier international degree program in pain management. It has been offered continuously since 1996 and since 2000 it has been totally online allowing local and overseas students to enroll and participate without needing to attend lectures at the University.

The high calibre of the program was recently endorsed by the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) the leading international scientific body representing and supporting around 8,000 pain scientists and clinicians around the world. The program has been developed and is taught by Sydney Medical School’s Pain Management Research Institute (PMRI), based at Royal North Shore Hospital and the Kolling Institute.

Our teaching faculty is also multidisciplinary and comprises over 50 experienced researchers and clinicians drawn from within the Sydney Medical School, other University of Sydney health Faculties, as well as from other Australian and overseas universities; all have national and/or international reputations in the pain field. To date, almost 400 students have completed one of our degrees and many of these have gone on to become leaders in pain management and research in Australia and internationally.

Our degrees:


You can also take individual PMRI units of study