Pain Entities I - Musculoskeletal

Course code MEDI6060Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Medicine and Public Health

A course based on evolution of prescribed reading, designed to establish the most reliable, valid and efficacious means of assesing and treating patinets with musculoskeletal pain problems.

Not available in 2014

Previously offered in 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
Objectivesto be familiar with the causes of musculoskeletal pain, how it can be diagnosed reliably and validly and how it can most effectively be treated.
ContentApplying knowledge of pain mechanisms and critical reasoning to the assessment, diagnosis, formulatioin and management, according to evidence-based practice, of patients with pain in (a)lower back, thoracic spine, neck, shoulder, upper limb (tennis elbow, carpal tunnel, wrist), hip, knee, ankle, foot (b) myofascial pain/fibromyalgia.
Replacing Course(s)nil
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeUndergraduate knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the musculoskeletal system.
Modes of DeliveryDistance Learning : IT Based
Distance Learning : Paper Based
Teaching MethodsEmail Discussion Group
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Other: (please specify)Multiple choice questions addressign epidemiology, natural hisotry, diagnosis and management of musculoskeletal pain problems. Clinical practice requires explicit and immediate knowledge about pain problems. The practitioner does not hae the luxury of reflecting on what might be happening in a patient, or to use a library to look up the problem. Consequently, the course is aimed at having the candidates learn, and commit to memory informatioin that they will be called upon to use on an immediate and daily basis. For this reason MCQ constitutes an approrpriate method of assessment of immediate knowledge.
Contact HoursEmail Discussion Group: for 10 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentThis course is only available to students enrolled in the Master of Pain Medicine program.