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Orofacial Pain Pathway

Specialisation

About this pathway

Who is this Pathway suitable for?

This pathway is suitable for dentists, physiotherapists, psychologists and other health practitioners interested in pursuing a career in orofacial pain, as well as clinicians already working in the field wishing to consolidate their understanding in this area.

Professional accreditation

The content and structure of the Master of Medicine/Science in Medicine (Pain Management) program is significantly influenced by the curriculum framework identified by the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP). Further, the structure and content of the pathway in orofacial pain is influenced by guidelines from:

  • The Australian and New Zealand Academy of Orofacial Pain
  • The American Academy of Orofacial Pain

What Will I Study?

The study pattern for the orofacial pathway (Masters level only) is specified in the following table. Note: Semester 1 enrolment only

Orofacial Pain Pathway: Units of study

Semester 1, Year 1

Introduction to Pain Management

Pain Mechanisms and Contributors

6

Semester 2,

Year 1

Pain Treatment and Management principles

Orofacial Pain

6

Semester 1, Year 2

Advanced Studies in Orofacial Pain

Introduction to Sleep Medicine

6

Semester 2, Year 2

Headache

Orofacial Pain in Practice

6



Pathway Outcomes

Graduates will have opportunities to:

  • Develop high levels of knowledge and appropriate skills in dealing with orofacial pain conditions
  • Learn to work collaboratively in multidisciplinary teams on the practical challenges faced by professionals working in these areas;
  • Acquire skills recognised as essential components of the professional training in orofacial pain; and
  • Learn to critically evaluate relevant research and contribute to the growing body of evidence-based, effective interventions.

Admission requirement

The Master of Medicine requires a medical degree.

The Master of Science in Medicine requires a recognised bachelor’s degree in a health or science-related discipline with either the equivalent of first or second-class honours and/or equivalent work experience.

Graduate opportunities

Graduates will have opportunities to:

Develop high levels of knowledge and appropriate skills in dealing with orofacial pain conditions.

Learn to work collaboratively in multidisciplinary teams on the practical challenges faced by professionals working in these areas;

Acquire skills recognised as essential components of the professional training in orofacial pain; and

Learn to critically evaluate relevant research and contribute to the growing body of evidence-based, effective interventions.

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