Foundation in Primary Care Pain Management
This module aims to provide students with an appreciation of the biopsychosocial principles involved in the experience of pain and an opportunity to evaluate clinical pain management options.
It also aims to provide them with the knowledge and skills that are required to be able to evidence the competencies required for the ‘special interest’ title within their profession. However, it is appropriate for any community and primary health care professionals, that want to advance their pain knowledge.
A standalone 20 credit-masters (level 7) module for GPs and Pharmacists with a special interest in pain and primary and community health care professionals will be available for entry on two occasions in each academic year.
Whilst the course was initially designed for Pharmacists and GPs with a special interest in pain in accordance with the Department of Health document, we welcome applicants from any health care profession in a primary care environment. We have a multi-professional, primary care based faculty to support other professionals. It is an e-Learning module with an integrated method of teaching and a range of different media to present key knowledge.
Students will access the modules through the medium of Learning Central which is Cardiff University’s Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) which facilitates the delivery of the module. This is accessible via desktop / laptop / tablet.
How to apply
Download a postgraduate application form and all related forms, such as the referee template.
Please note: only paper based applications can be received for this standalone module. Please ensure that you quote the module number MET275 and the module name ‘Foundation in Primary Care Pain Management’ on your application, and ensure that you specify which intake you are applying for.
Please contact the Admissions Team for further information on: email@example.com.
We reserve the right to cancel the delivery of a standalone module. This could happen if a course is under-subscribed or if there is a change in circumstances. This is due to the fact that some modules have minimum student numbers required before they can run. This is to ensure that an appropriate quality of education can be delivered. When this happens we will issue a full or partial refund depending on whether any classes took place.
- be a qualified healthcare professional or be working in a healthcare setting
- AND hold a UK higher education qualification from a UK institution with relevant degree awarding powers as detailed by the Department of Education and Skills
- OR be able to demonstrate equivalent skills that are sufficient to meet the demands of the module of study in question and be approved as such by the Head of School or his/her nominee.
Entry is open to EU and non EU applicants who:
- satisfy the above or hold a non-UK qualification equivalent to CQFW credit level 6 or above as defined and detailed by the National Recognition Information Centre for the United Kingdom (NARIC)
- OR who are able to demonstrate equivalent skills that are sufficient to meet the demands of the module of study in question and be approved as such by the Head of School or his/her nominee;
- AND satisfy any applicable University language competency requirements as detailed in the Cardiff University Senate Regulations. Please see our English language requirements for further information.
Please note: All students enrolling for this module must be in relevant paid employment in a primary care setting.
Applicants who do not meet the English language qualification criteria should contact the course team to discuss whether alternative evidence of English language competence may be sufficient (e.g. evidence of successful completion of a first or subsequent degree entirely in the medium of English, for a minimum of one year).
We have been very fortunate in obtaining substantial bursaries from Napp Pharmaceuticals Limited. To find out more information about Napp sponsored bursaries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check our fee pages for information about tuition fees for postgraduate taught programmes.
Evan Wilkins and Ruth Williams
School of Medicine
- Telephone:+44 (0)29 2068 7214, +44 (0)29 2068 8752, +44 (0)29 2068 8580