Key Facts

Module Title: Psychosocial Aspects of Pain
Mode of Study:Single Module
Contact Details:01782 734551
Contact email:shar.postgraduate@keele.ac.uk
Faculty: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Fees: Click for details

Module Learning Outcomes/Objectives

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.

Module Session Dates

Session dates 29-31 October 2019 

• To develop a critical understanding of psychosocial aspects of the experience of pain
• To explore the interplay between psychosocial issues from a multidisciplinary perspective

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.

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: cultural and gender influences on the experience, expression, and management of pain, language and communication, social inequality, behaviour, emotions, cognition, interpersonal relationships, pain and specific roles (e.g. workplace).

Teaching Format

Block sessions:  Lecturers, seminars, discussion sessions, and tutorials. 

Assessment

4000 word essay