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PAIN702 Biomedical Pain Management

The current understanding of the various biomedical modalities to treat all types of pain states, including acute and chronic pain, regional pain states, neuropathic pain and its subtypes, and central pain syndromes.

The aim of this paper is for students to gain a thorough working knowledge of the structure, function, pharmacology and evidence-based use of local anaesthetics; nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents; primary and secondary analgesics; the pharmacological management of chronic regional and neuropathic pain; neuromodulation; and interventional pain diagnostics and therapy.

Paper title Biomedical Pain Management
Paper code PAIN702
Subject Pain and Pain Management
EFTS 0.1250
Points 15 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,346.38
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,562.50

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Prerequisite
MSMX 708 or MSME 708
Limited to
MHealSc, PGCertHealSc, PGDipHealSc, PGDipPhty, MPhty
Paper Structure
PAIN 702 consists of eight modules, taught sequentially, using both online resources and online teaching sessions.

Topics and modules covered in this paper include:
  • An introduction to biomedical pain management, including a consideration of outcomes
  • Treatment of acute musculoskeletal pain and primary analgesics
  • Opioid analgesics in acute and chronic pain
  • Neuropathic and central sensitisation pain and its management with secondary analgesia
  • The use of interventional pain diagnosis and treatments
  • Neuromodulation and pain management
Eligibility
Suitable for appropriately qualified health professionals
Contact
orthopaedics.uoc@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Paper Convenor: Dr John Alchin
Teaching Arrangements
Material is delivered electronically and is distance taught. There are eight fortnightly online teaching sessions.
Textbooks
There is no required text. Readings are provided or can be accessed via online library resources.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Scholarship, Critical thinking, Ethics, Information literacy.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will have developed knowledge of
  • The structure, function, pharmacology and evidence-based use of primary and secondary analgesics, opioid analgesics, and local anaesthetic preparations
  • The pharmacological management of neuropathic pain and pain associated with central sensitisation
  • The integration of pharmacological management with non-pharmacological and interdisciplinary pain management
  • The use of neuromodulatory approaches for managing pain
  • Interventional pain diagnosis and therapy

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Further Information

Rebekah Higgs
Departmental / Programmes Manager
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Musculoskeletal Medicine
University of Otago, Christchurch
PO Box 4345, Christchurch, New Zealand
Tel 64 3 364 1086
Email rebekah.higgs@otago.ac.nz

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Timetable

First Semester

Location
Christchurch
Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system
Blackboard

The current understanding of the various biomedical modalities to treat all types of pain states, including acute and chronic pain, regional pain states, neuropathic pain and its subtypes, and central pain syndromes.

The aim of this paper is for students to gain a thorough working knowledge of the structure, function, pharmacology and evidence-based use of local anaesthetics; nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents; primary and secondary analgesics; the pharmacological management of chronic regional and neuropathic pain; neuromodulation; and interventional pain diagnostics and therapy.

Paper title Biomedical Pain Management
Paper code PAIN702
Subject Pain and Pain Management
EFTS 0.1250
Points 15 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2018
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2018 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Prerequisite
MSMX 708 or MSME 708
Limited to
MHealSc, PGCertHealSc, PGDipHealSc, PGDipPhty, MPhty
Eligibility
Suitable for appropriately qualified health professionals
Contact
orthopaedics.uoc@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Paper Convenor: Dr John Alchin
Paper Structure
PAIN 702 consists of eight modules, taught sequentially, using both online resources and online teaching sessions.

Topics and modules covered in this paper include:
  • An introduction to biomedical pain management, including a consideration of outcomes
  • Treatment of acute musculoskeletal pain and primary analgesics
  • Opioid analgesics in acute and chronic pain
  • Neuropathic and central sensitisation pain and its management with secondary analgesia
  • The use of interventional pain diagnosis and treatments
  • Neuromodulation and pain management
Teaching Arrangements
Material is delivered electronically and is distance taught. There are eight fortnightly online teaching sessions.
Textbooks
There is no required text. Some readings are provided and others can be accessed via online library resources.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Scholarship, Critical thinking, Ethics, Information literacy.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will have developed knowledge of
  • The structure, function, pharmacology and evidence-based use of primary and secondary analgesics, opioid analgesics, and local anaesthetic preparations
  • The pharmacological management of neuropathic pain and pain associated with central sensitisation
  • The integration of pharmacological management with non-pharmacological and interdisciplinary pain management
  • The use of neuromodulatory approaches for managing pain
  • Interventional pain diagnosis and therapy

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Further Information

Rebekah Higgs
Departmental / Programmes Manager
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Musculoskeletal Medicine
University of Otago, Christchurch
PO Box 4345, Christchurch, New Zealand
Tel 64 3 364 1086
Email rebekah.higgs@otago.ac.nz

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Timetable

Not offered in 2018

Location
Christchurch
Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system
Blackboard