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Pain Assessment, Physiology and Pharmacology - Level 6 and 7

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This course is suitable for Health Care Practitioners who provide care and manage patients with Acute Cardiac Conditions in their daily practice, often, although not exclusively within specialist settings.
City South Campus, Seacole Building, Westbourne Road, Birmingham, B15 3TN, West Midlands, United Kingdom

If you are a registered practitioner with a passion for pain management then this module will provide you with an excellent grounding in the importance of assessment plus the physiological and pharmacological aspects of pain. Improving your understanding will help your practice further and make a difference to those in your care.

BCU is one of only a handful of universities to provide a dedicated pathway addressing pain management.

What's covered in the course?

Pain does not discriminate and therefore all ages and all walks of life are effected. For pain to be adequately addressed health practitioners need to have appropriate knowledge and understanding relating to pain and its management and this module can help.

When you have successfully passed this module you will have an improved understanding of pain assessment and physiology. It will also enhance your level of evidence based pharmacological practice within the specialised area of pain management and it will enable you to apply theory into practice in the treatment of patients in pain to ensure a safe and effective delivery of care.

You will experience taught sessions, group discussions, online resources and specialised guest lecturers from clinical practice. You will also have the guidance of the pathway leader who has over 20 years of pain management experience. 

You will be based at city South campus and benefit from new and improved facilities including open learning spaces and a large clinically focused library. 

Why Choose Us?

  • Only one of a handful of universities providing dedicated pain management modules. 
  • Explicitly linked to clinical  practice
  • Open to multi-professionals allowing networking opportunities.
  • Module has been mapped to relevant International Association for the Study of Pain core curricula.
  • Module can help facilitate learning related to the RCN (2015) Pain Knowledge and Skills Framework for the Nursing Team 

Course structure

A variety of teaching and learning methods are used throughout the module. Both online and face to face resources are used to enhance your learning experience.

You will be expected to interact within the module which may include participating in classroom discussions and seminars, along with on-line activities and self-study. Attendance at taught sessions is expected to help ensure a fully rounded learning experience. 

This module is designed to provide you with the opportunity to explore the assessment of pain, the physiology associated with pain plus analgesic and adjuvant pharmacological agents and how they can be clinically applied. Some specific diseases and conditions will be studied together with how the pain from these conditions can be addressed.  

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