Programme/Approved Electives for 2023/24
Available as a Free Standing Elective
The course is aimed primarily at those with a practical and/or theoretical interest in the psychosocial issues relating to pain science and the management of pain. Candidates should normally have a first or second class honours degree in a relevant professional or academic area.
Indicative topics: Introduction to key concepts and overview of psychosocial factors as (a) consequences of pain and disability (b) predictors of pain and disability,(c) integral components of pain experience. Key topics: Pain and behaviour, self efficacy, the management of pain, language and communication, including workshops with simulated patients and the relevance of interpersonal relationships in pain. The background to each key topic will be explored in practical workshops and interactive seminars.
Talis Aspire Reading ListAny reading lists will be provided by the start of the course.http://lists.lib.keele.ac.uk/modules/pty-40011/lists
- To develop a critical understanding of psychosocial aspects of the experience of pain.
- To explore the interplay between psychosocial issues from a multidisciplinary perspective.
- To link with other modules.
Intended Learning Outcomes
The student should be able to:
- Understand relevant concepts in psychosocial aspects of pain.
- Evaluate and integrate research findings in a multi-disciplinary approach to pain.
- Critically appreciate the significance of psychosocial aspects for care and support of people in pain.
Student Study Hours: 150 Student Contact Hours: 24 Hours and Tutorial Time
1: Essay weighted 100%
Description of Module Assessment
4000 words4,000 word essay.