Pain Entities II - Headache and Neurological

Course code MEDI6070Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Medicine and Public Health

A course based on an evaluation of prescribed reading, designed to establish the most reliable, valid, and efficacious means of assessing and treating patients with headache and neurological pain problems.

Not available in 2014

Previously offered in 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
ObjectivesTo be familiar with the causes of headache and neurological pain, how they can be diagnosed reliably and validly, and how they can most effectively be treated.
ContentApplying knowledge of pain mechanisms and critical reasoning to the assessment, diagnosis, formulation, and management, according to evidence-based practice, of patients with

Headache Radicular pain Neurogenic pain
Neuralgias CRPS
Replacing Course(s)n/a
Transitionn/a
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeUndergraduate knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the nervous system.
Modes of DeliveryDistance Learning : IT Based
Distance Learning : Paper Based
Teaching MethodsEmail Discussion Group
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsMultiple choice questions addressing epidemiology, natural history, diagnosis and management of headache and neurological pain problems. Clinical practice requires explicit and immediate knowledge about pain problems. The practitioner does not have 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 information that they will be called upon to use on an immediate and daily basis. For this reason MCQ constitutes an appropriate 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.