Taught course

Neuromodulation and Pain Management Online PGCert

Queen Mary, University of London · William Harvey Research Institute

Entry requirements

A 2:2 or above at undergraduate level in a related subject such as Medicine, Nursing, Physiotherapy from a recognised academic institution.

Applicants who do not meet the academic requirements but have substantial experience working as allied health professionals such as Paramedics, Physiotherapists, Osteopaths etc will be considered on an individual basis only.

Months of entry


Course content

The Postgraduate Certificate in Neuromodulation and Pain Management will give you the academic background and specialist skills needed to deepen your knowledge in this field. You will focus on anatomy, pathology and pathophysiology of the central and peripheral pain pathways.

The modular nature of the programme is designed to fit around the needs of students in full-time employment. Modules will be taught online in three-day blocks approximately every four to six weeks.

  • Our online modular programme is designed to fit around your busy working life
  • Join our unique programme and gain specialist skills and understanding of this growing field that is reshaping the whole landscape of neuroscience
  • Achieve a qualification in one academic year through part-time study

You’ll study modules on anatomy, pathology and pathophysiology of central and peripheral pain pathways. Through your studies, you will gain understanding of the role of neuromodulation in pain including, post spinal pain syndrome type 1 and 2, intractable neuropathic pain, refractory angina, complex regional pain syndrome, headache and pelvic pain, and evaluate current evidence.

You will gain knowledge of functional neurosurgery in pain including deep brain stimulation, its role, indications and complications. You will also examine the surgical indications for neuropathic pain syndromes such as complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), phantom limb pain, anaesthesia dolorosa, post stroke pain, cluster headache and cancer pain, and gain an insight into procedural skills and long term management of patients.

The programme is designed for you if you are seeking deeper understanding and further insights into this field, including the use of neuromodulation in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease and chronic pain symptoms.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCert
    part time
    9 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

William Harvey Research Institute