Taught course

Clinical Management of Pain (Online Distance Learning)

Institution
University of Edinburgh · College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Qualifications
MScPGDipPGCert

Entry requirements

The minimum entry requirement to the programme is a UK 2:1 undergraduate degree, or its international equivalent, in medicine, nursing, dentistry, psychology, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, pharmacology or any other allied health care profession involved in the management of pain. Applications from those with non-university professional qualifications such as RGN with appropriate clinical experience will be considered on an individual basis. If English is not your first language, you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your spoken and written English: - IELTS Academic: total 6.5 (at least 6.0 in each module) - TOEFL-iBT: total 92 (at least 20 in each module) - PTE(A): total 61 (at least 56 in each of the "Communicative Skills" sections; the 'Enabling Skills' sections are not considered) - CAE and CPE: total 176 (at least 169 in each module)

Months of entry

September

Course content

As a multidimensional phenomenon, it is essential that pain is managed through multidisciplinary initiatives and inputs that aim to ease suffering and improve the quality of life for those living with pain.

Through a solid, theoretical understanding of the biological, psychological and social concepts that drive, develop and maintain pain, students will explore the multifaceted nature of pain and its effects. Students will gain an advanced understanding of the specialist area of pain management including the biological and physiological concepts needed for the effective assessment and management of patients in pain.

Overall, students will gain the knowledge, understanding and evaluative skills to provide advanced clinical care so as to improve outcomes for patients.

This part-time, fully online programme will support the need for up-to-date knowledge, skills and theory in a wide variety of clinical areas in pain management.

Each course of the programme is divided into a set of themed sections in which material is presented in a blend of short online lectures, practical case studies, directed readings, podcasts and archived webinars.

Discussion boards provide directed assessment tasks while input from expert guest lecturers and tutors offer students opportunity for collaborative critical discourse and debate of current issues.

Information for international students

http://www.ed.ac.uk/studying/international

Fees and funding

http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/student-funding

Qualification and course duration

MSc

distance learning
72 months

PGDip

distance learning
48 months

PGCert

distance learning
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Dr Chris Mckenzie
Email
pain.management@ed.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)131 242 6130