Aims/Description: This unit will introduce the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to care for people experiencing chronic pain in a community setting. The unit provides an overview of pain theories, definitions, classifications and mechanisms to highlight the complexity of chronic pain. The bio-psycho-social nature of chronic pain is explored to enable students to appreciate the complexity and impact of pain. The application of pain assessment and management techniques relevant evidence for pharmacological, non-pharmacological, interventional and complementary methods of pain management will be explored through supported online modules enabling the student to critically appraise the evidence supporting their current practice.

Staff Contact: Lisa Bell
Teaching Methods: Independent Study,
Assessment: Course work

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