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We offer a range of standalone modules in pain management. All modules can be studied individually to contribute to your continuing professional development portfolio.

The modules are also available as part of the MSc Pain Management and Postgraduate Certificate Pain Management (Primary and Community Care). Each standalone 20 credit Level 7 module runs once per academic year and is delivered entirely online via distance-learning.

We are pleased to be able to offer 50% bursaries to UK NHS staff for 2018/9 entry on to the MSc Pain Management, Postgraduate Certificate Pain Management (Primary and Community Care), MET275 Foundation in Primary Care Pain Management standalone module and, MET235 Fundamentals in Pain Management  standalone module.

Please contact us for more information.

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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.

Module description

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.

Module dates

27 January 2020 to 6 April 2020

Student views

I found the module to be a good introduction to the principles of managing chronic pain, and specifically the biopsychosocial approach. Having undertaken the module certainly affected my practice; I took on the pain management lead role in my surgery and following on from this, have set up a pain management clinic with our practice psychologist. My increasing involvement in managing pain has further spurred me on to undertake the Postgraduate Certificate in Pain Management.

GP, 2012-13 cohort

How to apply

Download a postgraduate application form and all related forms, such as the referee template.

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 at pgtmedadmissions@cardiff.ac.uk.

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.

Entry requirements

Applicants must:

  • 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.

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 (eg evidence of successful completion of a first or subsequent degree entirely in the medium of English, for a minimum of one year).

Available funding

We have been very fortunate in obtaining substantial bursaries from Napp Pharmaceuticals Limited. To find out more information about Napp sponsored bursaries, please email primarycarepain@cardifff.ac.uk.

Tuition fees

Check our fee pages for information about tuition fees for postgraduate taught programmes.

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These online modules provide Continuing Professional Development (CPD) education for healthcare professionals who want to specialise in the field of pain management. They are also aimed at educationalists, to provide the appropriate knowledge and expertise on pain, to teach others from various disciplines.

All modules can be studied individually to contribute to your continuing professional development portfolio and as part of the MSc Pain Management. We also offer modules in Primary Care Pain Management.

Each standalone 20 credit Level 7 module runs once per academic year and is delivered entirely online via distance-learning. There are a variety of formative and summative assessment methods used, such as: written assignments, wiki development, blogs, MCQs, online group work, development of guidelines, and PowerPoint presentations.

Please refer to the course page for full details of each of the modules.

On this module you will study various pain producing conditions, using patient case studies.

Dates

9 September - 18 November 2019

This module will provide you with increased knowledge of the research process, evidence based practice and statistics, to enable you to critically evaluate, synthesise and reflect on research evidence, to practice.

(This module was previously advertised as MET500 Research, Statistics and Evidence-based practice.)

Dates

16 September - 9 December 2019

The aim of this module is to provide you with the knowledge and skills that will enable youto select suitable clinical management options for different types of pain and different clinical environments. The evidence-base and analytical approaches enabling such choices will be explored and the student will have the opportunity to relate these to a specific professional context. The module will also help you gain an appreciation of inter-professional roles and the needs of different patient groups within pain management.

Dates

18 November 2019 -10 February 2020

This module aims to provide the student with an appreciation of the Biopsychosocial principles involved in the experience of pain.

Dates

9 December - 9 March 2020

Studying this module will give you the knowledge and skills to critically explore the concept of ‘professionalism’ and ways in which professional practice issues affect patient management, health care professional decision making and management options. Different theoretical perspectives and professional issue models will be discussed in terms of their strengths and weaknesses in supporting clinical practice.

Inter-professional healthcare team roles and team working are considered in relation to professional issues and how these can impact on pain management practice. The emphasis is on how to use evidence base approaches to inform management and practice in relation to Professional Issues in Pain Management.

Dates

17 February - 20 April 2020

This module will provide you with an evidence-based understanding of pharmacological and management strategies (including pharmacology), commonly used to manage acute and chronic non-malignant.

(This module was previously advertised as MET287 Foundation in Evidence Based Pain Management.)

50% bursaries are available for this module for UK NHS staff. Please contact us for more information.

Dates

16 March - 25 May 2020

Entry requirements

In addition to satisfying the University’s minimum entry requirements, including English language requirements, applicants must:

  • hold a qualification in a relevant clinical subject
  • be currently working in a relevant clinical area with at least two years’ experience in the field.

Applicants who do not meet the above requirements should contact the Postgraduate Taught Admissions Team, School of Medicine for advice.

How to apply

Download a postgraduate application form and all related forms, such as the referee template.

On your application form ensure that you quote the module number, the module name, and the intake date you are applying for.

Send your documents to the Postgraduate Taught Admissions Team, School of Medicine for processing: pgtmedadmissions@cardiff.ac.uk

Funding and fees

Please check our fees pages for tuition fees for these programmes.

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.

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School of Medicine

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