Pain in Special Contexts

Course code MEDI6080Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Medicine and Public Health

A course based on prescribed reading designed to assist candidates identify, recognise the special needs of patients in particular circumstances such as children with pain, the elderly in pain, patients with cancer, patients in primary care and patients with a compensation claim.

Not available in 2014

Previously offered in 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
ObjectivesTo render candidates familiar and comfortable with the needs and problems of patients in special circumstances, and be able to adapt their investigation and managemetn accordingly.
ContentConsidering the special needs and adaptations of management of children, the elderly, the patient with cancer, the patient in primary care and the patient with a compensation claim.
Replacing Course(s)nil
Transitionn/a
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeClinical experience in interacting with patients.
Modes of DeliveryDistance Learning : IT Based
Distance Learning : Paper Based
Teaching MethodsEmail Discussion Group
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsAssignment on comparison of needs and problems of patients in different circumstances.
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.