Pain Management

This Clinically focused module will be useful for practitioners who wish to extend their knowledge in the assessment and management of acute and chronic pain.

The module explores specialist knowledge, practice and attributes that underpin assessment and management of pain by promoting an appreciation of the biopsychosocial factors that impact upon the unique pain experience.

The module provides an overview of anatomy and physiology of pain, acute and chronic pain and how pain impacts those with cognitive impairment. The module explores cancer pain, ethics of pain and complimentary therapy in pain management. Pharmacology of pain and psychology of pain is also explored.

Entry Criteria

  • Effective registration with the NMC / HPC or other relevant professional body. ESSENTIAL
  • Undertaken successful level 4/5 academic study. ESSENTIAL
  • Currently be employed in practice and have the support of their manager in undertaking the module. ESSENTIAL
  • Have a named mentor in clinical practice throughout the duration of the module. ESSENTIAL

How to apply

Online Application Forms and Guidance Information

Key information

Module Category: NMAH
Module Code: 3360
Module Credits: 15
Module Level: 6

Module leader

Justin Dobson
T: 0116 2078364


Semester 2: 2019

This module runs once per academic year.

  • 09.00 - 11.00 Monday 31 January
  • 09.00 - 11.00 Monday 7 February
  • 09.00 - 11.00 Monday 14 February
  • 09.00 - 11.00 Monday 21 February
  • 09.00 - 11.00 Monday 28 February
  • 09.00 - 11.00 Monday 7 March
  • 09.00 - 11.00 Monday 14 March
  • 09.00 - 11.00 Monday 21 March
  • 09.00 - 11.00 Monday 28 March
  • 09.00 - 11.00 Monday 4 April

Return to study

This is a degree-level module in which you will be expected to produce assessed work at degree-level standard.

If it is sometime since you undertook other kinds of academically assessed work, you will be well advised to consider undertaking some self-directed academic updating around returning to study.

More information can be found here


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