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Study Pain and Pain Management at Otago

Christchurch campus

Overview

The endorsement in Pain and Pain Management is open to medical practitioners and allied health care professionals and can be studied part-time.

It is designed to present an understanding of the importance of pain to the individual and to society, and how best to optimise its management. It provides candidates with the necessary skills to better understand and manage pain problems that pertain to their particular discipline within health care. At Master’s level, it provides a knowledge and understanding of research methodology and its practical application.

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Contact details

Rebekah Higgs
Course Administrator
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Musculoskeletal Medicine
University of Otago, Christchurch
rebekah.higgs@otago.ac.nz
Tel 03 364 1086

Websites
PGCertHealSc endorsed in Pain and Pain Management

PGDipHealSc endorsed in Pain and Pain Management

MHealSc endorsed in Pain and Pain Management

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Qualifications

Pain and Pain Management is available as an endorsement for:

o Postgraduate Certificate in Health Sciences (PGCertHealSc)
o Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences (PGDipHealSc)
o Master of Health Sciences (MHealSc)

Candidates for these qualifications must be a graduate or possess an appropriate health professional qualification requiring at least three years' full-time tertiary study, and must have experience of, or be currently working in, the relevant field of health care.

These qualifications are available through Distance Learning. Some papers may have an on-campus component.

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Programme Requirements

Postgraduate Certificate in Health Sciences (PGCertHealSc) endorsed in Pain and Pain Management

Papers
  • MSME 704  Introduction to Pain

  • MSME 708  Introduction to Pain Management

  • PAIN 701  Neurobiology of Pain

  • a further approved paper to the value of 15 points

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Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences (PGDipHealSc) endorsed in Pain and Pain Management

Papers
  • MSME 704  Introduction to Pain
  • MSME 708  Introduction to Pain Management
  • PAIN 701  Neurobiology of Pain
  • PAIN 702  Biomedical Pain Management
  • PAIN 703  Psychosocial and Cultural Aspects of Pain
  • Further approved paper(s) to the value of 45 points

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Master of Health Sciences (MHealSc) endorsed in Pain and Pain Management

Thesis option
  • MSME 704  Introduction to Pain
  • MSME 708  Introduction to Pain Management
  • PAIN 701  Neurobiology of Pain
  • PAIN 702   Biomedical Pain Management
  • PAIN 703  Psychosocial and Cultural Aspects of Pain
  • Approved research methods paper(s) to the value of 30 points
  • A further approved paper to the value of 15 points
  • A thesis (120 points)
Coursework option
  • MSME 704  Introduction to Pain
  • MSME 708  Introduction to Pain Management
  • PAIN 701  Neurobiology of Pain
  • PAIN 702  Biomedical Pain Management
  • PAIN 703  Psychosocial and Cultural Aspects of Pain
  • Approved research methods paper(s) to the value of 30 points
  • Further approved papers to the value of 75 points
  • A dissertation (60 points)

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