Nature of the pain experience. Approaches to measurement and assessment: methods and purposes. Types of assessment tools. Desirable attributes of measurement: valid, reliable, responsive, practicality, meaningful. Methods of evaluating and testing assessment tools. Study of specific tools for specific conditions. Behavioural and physiological measurement of pain. Capturing subjective elements of the pain experience. Measurement in clinical practice versus measurement in research.
Module Learning Outcomes/Objectives:
The student should be able to:
Understand relevant measurement theory.
Show familiarity with content and structure of a range of existing tools.
Understand the variety of methods of measurement.
Critically appreciate the clinical and research applications of pain assessment
Module Dates: 14/15 January 2016, 18/19 February 2016
Exam within 17/18 March 2016
UK/EU students £490.00