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Rheoli Poen (MSc)

Dyma gwrs rhyngbroffesiynol e-ddysgu ar gyfer gweithwyr proffesiynol gofal iechyd a hoffai arbenigo ym maes rheoli poen.

Pain is a multidimensional phenomenon and as such needs to be managed through multidisciplinary initiatives. These initiatives must be based on specialist knowledge, rigorous research and an advanced understanding of the physiological and behavioural concepts involved.

This two-year course begins by introducing you to the multifaceted nature of caring for patients who have pain. The modules are designed to provide you with the ability to understand the biopsychosocial aspects of pain and to evaluate the various approaches to assessing and managing patients in pain. Professional issues, including quality and safety, leadership and law will also be covered. 

The course is suitable for the needs of primary, secondary and tertiary care professionals.

Our assessments are structured to allow you to focus on your own areas of interest and to evaluate topics in relation to your practice and professional base.

Nodweddion unigryw

  • The first postgraduate Diploma/MSc in Pain Management course to be developed
  • Emphasis on a biopsychosocial approach.
  • Interdisciplinary working
  • Suitable for primary, secondary and tertiary care

Ffeithiau allweddol

Nifer Myfyrwyr newydd nesafMedi 2020
Hyd2 blwyddyn
FfurfPart-Time - Distance Learning

Meini prawf derbyn

In addition to satisfying the University’s general entrance requirement, including English language requirements, applicants must:

  • Hold a higher education qualification, minimum of a BSc (Hons) grade 2:2 or equivalent, from a recognised institution.


  • Be able to demonstrate, to the satisfaction of the Head of School or nominee, that they have held for a minimum of two years a position of responsibility of relevance to the proposed programme.


  • Be working in a clinical area that is relevant to the programme they are undertaking for the full duration of their studies. (During their studies, if the student's relevant clinical employment ceases or where they are unable to attend work in the necessary clinical setting for any period of time (exceeding 3 months), then they are required to notify the programme team immediately in order that appropriate arrangements can be made. In the case of temporary absence but continued relevant clinical employment, leave of absence (Interruption of Studies) and/or extensions shall be considered. In the event that a student's relevant clinical employment ceases then the University reserves the right to withdraw the student from the programme. Please refer to the University regulations on 'Fitness to Practise’ for further information.)

Rhagor o wybodaeth am ofynion Iaith Saesneg.

Mae'n rhaid i ymgeiswyr sydd angen fisa Haen 4 i astudio yn y DU gyflwyno cymhwyster iaith Saesneg derbyniol er mwyn bodloni gofynion UKVI (Fisâu a Mewnfudo y DU).

The course takes two years to complete inclusive of the dissertation component (nine months for the Postgraduate Certificate stage; nine months for the Postgraduate Diploma stage and a further six months for the dissertation stage).

It consists of three stages:

  • Stage T1 (first taught stage)

This stage lasts for nine months, and consists of three 20-credit modules totalling 60 credits, at Level 7.

You may leave at the end this stage with a Postgraduate Certificate, if you have obtained a minimum of 60 credits and have completed any required modules.

  • Stage T2 (second taught stage)

This stage lasts for a further nine months, and consists of a further three 20-credit modules totalling 60 credits, at Level 7, to achieve a total of 120 credits to complete the taught stages.

You may leave at the end this stage with a Postgraduate Diploma, if you have obtained a minimum of 120 credits and have completed any required modules.

  • Stage R (MSc research dissertation stage)

The dissertation stage lasts for a further six months,  and will include a dissertation of 60 credits at Level 7, to achieve a combined total of 180 credits at Level 7 to complete the MSc programme.

Mae'r modiwlau a ddangosir yn esiampl o'r cwricwlwm arferol. Byddant yn cael eu hadolygu cyn blwyddyn academaidd 2020/21. Bydd y modiwlau terfynol yn cael eu cyhoeddi erbyn mis Medi 2020.

Blwyddyn un

Blwyddyn dau

Teitl modiwlCôd modiwlCredydau
Dissertation: Pain ManagementMET13160 credits
Patient Case Studies: OptionsMET27020 credits
Clinical Management: OptionsMET27120 credits
Professional Issues: OptionsMET27220 credits
Mae'r Brifysgol wedi ymrwymo i ddarparu amrywiaeth eang o opsiynau modiwl lle’n bosibl. Ond byddwch yn ymwybodol er y byddwn yn gwneud pob ymdrech i gynnig dewis, gall hyn gael ei gyfyngu mewn rhai amgylchiadau. Y rheswm am hyn yw'r ffaith mai dim ond nifer cyfyngedig o leoedd sydd ar gael ar rai modiwlau, a gaiff eu dyrannu ar sail y cyntaf i'r felin. Mae'n ofynnol i fodiwlau eraill sicrhau isafswm nifer o fyfyrwyr cyn gallu eu cynnal, er mwyn gwneud yn siŵr y gellir cyflwyno addysg o ansawdd priodol. Gall modiwlau gael eu cyfyngu oherwydd gwrthdaro yn yr amserlen hefyd, ac er bod y Brifysgol yn ymdrechu i amharu cyn lleied â phosibl ar eich dewis, byddai'n syniad da i chi ofyn am gyngor gan yr Ysgol berthnasol am y dewisiadau modiwl sydd ar gael.

Sut y caf fy addysgu?

A wide range of teaching and learning styles are used throughout the course, which is delivered via e-learning format through our virtual learning environment.

The course consists of a number of compulsory modules and sub-topics where you have a choice. 

A variety of media is used to deliver the content, including:

  • Written modules
  • Voice over PowerPoint presentations
  • Talking heads
  • Presentations
  • Interactive modules.

Dissertation topics are chosen by the student, but have to be approved by the programme team, on behalf of the Chair of the Postgraduate Taught Board of Studies.

The dissertation stage will largely consist of guided independent study making use of the extensive learning facilities.  

Sut y caf fy nghefnogi?

The course is delivered entirely as distance-learning via our virtual learning environment (VLE), where you will find course materials, links to related materials and assessments, discussion boards, announcements, Turnitin and Gradecentre.

You are encouraged to make regular contribution through online discussion boards, where you will be supported by the programme team and a panel of experts.  You will also be able to plan and reflect on your learning through your own personal blog.

You will be allocated a personal tutor, for help and support with academic and pastoral needs, who will be in regular contact to discuss progress and to provide advice and guidance as needed. Extensive written feedback and feedforward is given on all assessments.

During the dissertation stage, you will also be allocated a project supervisor to support and advise you on researching and writing up your specific dissertation topic.


Formative feedback will be communicated through electronic and written means in a timely manner.  Summative feedback on assessment will be delivered within the timeframe set by the University.

Your dissertation supervisor will give written feedback on dissertation drafts and provide you with the opportunity to discuss any queries you may have.

Sut y caf fy asesu?

The assessments have been chosen to ensure that the learning outcomes are appropriately tested and provide you with the opportunity to demonstrate you have met them. 

There are a variety of formative and summative assessment methods used, such as:

  • Assignments
  • Wiki development
  • Blogs
  • Multiple choice questions
  • Group work

The MSc dissertation stage will be assessed based on the final dissertation. 

The dissertation is normally not more than 20,000 words and the subject will need to be approved by the programme team, on behalf of the Chair of the Postgraduate Taught Board of Studies

The dissertation, in combination with the taught stage, is weighted 50% for the purpose of calculating the final mark:

Taught modules (stage T1 and T2) - 50%

Dissertation (stage R) - 50%

Pa sgiliau y byddaf yn eu hymarfer a’u datblygu?

By fully engaging in this course, you will have the opportunity to develop a wealth of skills and abilities you can apply to any professional setting.  In addition to greater conceptual understanding of current knowledge, issues and methods, you will practise and develop abilities in critical analysis, the application of evidence based medicine and in dealing with complex issues systematically and creatively. Your studies should also help you develop your problem-solving and decision-making abilities by enabling you to utilise evidence effectively and communicate important concepts to colleagues and others.  Through the research focused elements you will have the opportunity to develop and enhance skills in literature review, critical evaluation, research design, research methodologies, data collection, data analysis and research principles.

The course aims to facilitate students to develop their knowledge to an advanced level in their area of expertise and or interest within the field of pain assessment and management. This is, however, undertaken within a broader context, which allows the student to understand how their level of expertise and knowledge base fits into inter-professional practice and pain as a whole.

After fully engaging in the course, you should have:

  • Developed a critical approach to pain management in a range of health settings
  • Integrated knowledge of pain from different disciplines in order to approach pain management from a biopsychosocial perspective
  • Challenged traditional approaches to conceptualising pain
  • Examined current practice and evaluated traditional methods and attitudes to pain and its management
  • Developed an inter-professional knowledge base of pain to support any educational initiatives
  • Consolidated and considered extending current practice through research activities

Successful completion of this programme will add value to your CV. Graduates have reported that it has led directly to promotion, and many were also stimulated to pursue academic careers via further study up to PhD.

All of the students undertaking this programme will be in employment. However, many senior health care roles require clinicians to have advanced academic training and therefore the MSc is seen as a vehicle for promotion to extended and senior roles. The involvement of leadership, organisational management and quality and safety modules, facilitate innovation and change within health care and provide transferable skills that alumni can apply in any health care setting. Publication of your dissertation and/or the implementation of a successful and sustainable change will be viewed highly by senior managers.

This Masters programme enables you to demonstrate you are taking the opportunity to develop your abilities in critical analysis, problem-solving, decision-making, finding and using evidence and in dealing with complex issues. It will allow you to demonstrate mastery of pain assessment and management.

Studying at this level will also help students demonstrate numerous academic skills that should be highly regarded in relation to your career development and progression. In particular, the programme offers opportunities to demonstrate the development of knowledge and skills in relation to the application of evidence-based medicine and the potential enhancement of services and governance frameworks. As such, it will provide evidence of commitment and potential that may assist you in relation to taking on greater responsibilities or perhaps seeking management, research, scholarship, or leadership roles.

Here’s what some of our alumni have to say about how they have benefitted from studying the course:

“This course has enabled me to move forward in my career. Since starting this course I have been successful in securing a Band 8a role (previously band 6/7) as an Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioner. This role will involve the development of an Advanced Practice Service within 5 GP practices to reduce workload and waiting lists.”

“I have recently had a promotion at work and I consider this a direct consequence of studying this course.”

“This course enabled me to achieve a Band 7 position in 2017 and most recently take a job at Band 8 level. Being more competent at analysing research has meant I feel more confident to challenge ideas and take an active role in peer-discussions.”

“The e-learning aspect was very important to me, as this enabled me to continue to work whilst studying. Communication via the discussion boards encouraged inter-professional knowledge sharing and provided an ideal networking platform with the added benefit of being multi-national due to the e-learning aspect.”

“The MSc in pain management has allowed me to change practice within my department and has generated a wider organisational change with the introduction of a new policy.”

“I have met peers from around the country and the globe who ordinarily I would not have come into contact with. It is reassuring to know that we all face the same everyday challenges when caring for patients with acute/chronic pain wherever we are. We are able to share ideas and thoughts regarding different aspects of pain management.”

“This course equipped and empowered me, not only with knowledge and skills in managing pain but also to be a better doctor in general and communicate better with my patients and colleagues.”

“The learning I have gained in these modules has directly resulted in the review of a clinical pathway across my Trust and the development of Guidelines cross the county.”

“Another aspect of the course that I particularly enjoy is the interactive platform of the discussion boards. The course facilitators are on hand Monday to Friday to clarify any points that’s aren’t understood and to provide guidance in regards to assignments or professional issues we the student may be experiencing. From chatting to colleagues who are in the process of completing Masters degrees in other subjects in traditional classroom settings, the support and tutor interaction in the online forum surpasses their experience.”


Mae yna 50% o fwrsariaethau ar gael ar hyn o bryd ar gyfer 2019/20.

Ffioedd dysgu

Myfyrwyr y DU ac UE (2020/21)

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Rhagor o wybodaeth am ffioedd dysgu a blaendaliadau, gan gynnwys ar gyfer myfyrwyr rhan-amser a pharhaus.

Bydd myfyrwyr yr UE sy'n dechrau yn 2019/20 yn talu'r un ffioedd dysgu â myfyrwyr y DU drwy gydol eu cyrsiau. Gallai ffioedd godi'n flynyddol yn unol â chwyddiant. Nid oes penderfyniadau wedi’u gwneud eto ynglŷn â ffioedd a benthyciadau i fyfyrwyr yr UE sy'n dechrau yn 2020/21. Caiff y rhain eu gwneud yn rhan o drafodaethau'r DU ynglŷn â’' haelodaeth o'r UE, a byddwn yn rhoi rhagor o fanylion i chi cyn gynted ag y bo modd.

Myfyrwyr tu allan i'r UE (2020/21)

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Rhagor o wybodaeth am ffioedd dysgu a blaendaliadau, gan gynnwys ar gyfer myfyrwyr rhan-amser a pharhaus.

A fydd angen unrhyw gyfarpar penodol arnaf I astudio’r cwrs hwn?

You will need a reliable computer with high speed Internet access (and up-to-date virus and malware protection) and appropriate software.