Postgraduate studies - Overview
The Graduate Studies Program in Pain Management is an online postgraduate coursework degree program offered through the Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney. The program is available entirely online.
The program is multidisciplinary and open to medical practitioners, dentists, psychologists, nurses, physiotherapists and other health professionals who have an interest and involvement in the field of pain management. Teaching materials and online discussion groups are prepared and facilitated by an international faculty of experienced researchers and clinicians in the field of pain management.
The University of Sydney has negotiated collaborative partnerships with the University of Edinburgh and the University of Santo Tomas in Manila. This partnership arrangement allows students from Europe and South East Asia to enrol and obtain their degrees from universities in their region.
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About the Program
This program is a postgraduate coursework degree course, with the option of entry or exit at the level of Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and Masters.
The aim of the program is to contribute to improved patient outcomes by providing postgraduate, clinically relevant education of international standard in the sciences, concepts, approaches and procedures for pain management in the context of the multidisciplinary team.
The program provides advanced education in pain for graduates in medicine, dentistry, psychology, nursing, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, and other relevant disciplines involved in the management of pain.
A graduate from the Masters course is expected to be able to:
- Apply the theory and practice of pain management within the context of the multidisciplinary team.
- Apply the principles and practices underpinning the biopsychosocial approach to the management of pain.
- Make a strong contribution towards improved outcomes for patients with pain problems.
- Adopt an evidence-based approach to practice in both clinical and non-clinical contexts.