The current understanding of the various biomedical modalities to treat musculoskeletal pain, including acute and chronic pain, nociceptive / inflammatory, neuropathic, and nociplastic mechanisms.
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|
|Subject||Pain and Pain Management|
|Teaching period||Semester 1 (Distance learning)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,509.38|
|International Tuition Fees||Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.|
- PAIN 711 or MSME 708
- Limited to
- MHealSc, PGCertHealSc, PGDipHealSc, PGDipPhty, MPhty
Suitable for appropriately qualified health professionals.
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Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Musculoskeletal Medicine
University of Otago, Christchurch
PO Box 4345, Christchurch, New Zealand
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- Teaching staff
Paper Convenor: Dr Lizi Edmonds
- Paper Structure
PAIN714 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
This Distance Learning paper is taught remotely.
Material is delivered electronically and is distance taught. There are eight fortnightly online teaching sessions delivered via Zoom Videoconferencing.
- 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.
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- 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