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.
Standalone modules are an excellent way to enhance your knowledge and contribute to your continuing professional development portfolio. Successful completion of each module will provide you with institutional credit, but the standalone modules listed here are not designed to build towards a specific award (e.g. PgCert/PgDip/MSc). If you are interested in study leading to a named award, please view our MSc 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 and online group work.
MET239 Research Statistics and Evidence-based Medicine
This module aims to offer an academic overview of the main research and statistics topics to enable healthcare professionals appraise evidence appropriately for application to practice. It does not provide a step by step guide on how to undertake specific statistical tests but teaches why certain tests are used and how results should be interpreted.
This module is also available to study as part of the Pain Management (Primary and Community Care) (MET290) or Critical Care (MET250) cohort.
MET235 Fundamentals of Pain Management
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.
MET236 Biopsychosocial Principles in Pain Management
This module aims to provide the student with an appreciation of the Biopsychosocial principles involved in the experience of pain.
MET270 Patient Case Studies: Options
The aim of this module is to provide the student with an appreciation of various pain producing conditions, using patient case studies. This enables the healthcare professional to apply theory to clinical practice.
MET271 Clinical Management: Options
The aim of this module is to provide the student with the knowledge and skills that will enable them to 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 students gain an appreciation of inter-professional roles and the needs of different patient groups within pain management.
MET272 Professional Issues: Options
The aim of this module is to provide the student with the knowledge and skills that will enable them 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.
The module includes leadership in healthcare, legal aspects and quality and safety. Thus allowing the student to focus on an area of professionalism that is relevant to them.
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.
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
Please contact our Postgraduate Taught Medical Admissions Team for details on how to apply.
Funding and fees
Please check our fees pages for tuition fees for these programmes.
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School of Medicine