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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 30-31st October, 1st November
• 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).
Block sessions: Lecturers, seminars, discussion sessions, and tutorials.
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