This unit is primarily focused on the influence of psychological variables in the implementation of all treatments, both somatic and psychological. The implications of the bio-psychosocial model of chronic pain for interdisciplinary interventions are discussed. The evidence for interventions based on psychological principles is critically examined and implementation of these interventions in a range of clinical settings is explored.
Online, approximately 10 hours of study per week (equals 140 hours in total)
participation in online discussion (20%), 4000-5000 word written assignment/s or equivalent (80%)