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Pain Management (Primary and Community Care) (Taught)

Cardiff University
1-2 Years
Part time
Graduate diploma / certificate
Scholarships available
Online / Distance
Cardiff
English
18 October 2021

Program description

Pain Management (Primary and Community Care) (Taught)

Pain is a multidimensional phenomenon and as such needs to be managed through multidisciplinary initiatives. These initiatives must be based on specialist knowledge, rigorous research and an advanced understanding of the physiological and behavioural concepts involved.

Some of our modules can be studied on a stand-alone basis to provide any healthcare professional with an introduction to Research, Statistics and Evidence Based Practice, a Foundation in Primary Care Pain Management and / or Quality and Safety. Details for these are provided within the Stand Alone module information area (MET257, MET500 and MET275).

The Diploma aims to help you develop your knowledge to an advanced level in their area of expertise and or interest within the field of Pain Assessment and Management in the Primary and Community Care setting. This is however, undertaken within a broader context, which allows the student to understand their level of expertise and knowledge base and how it fits into inter-professional practice and Pain Management as a whole.

Every applicant has to apply for the Postgraduate Certificate year first. Once they have completed and passed this, they can either choose to exit with the Postgraduate Certificate award or they can apply to undertake the Postgraduate Diploma. The same applies for the Postgraduate Diploma to MSc.

Each course runs over nine months. The Postgraduate Certificate course starts with a two-week introductory period to enable you to familiarise yourself with the course and e-learning. The course team offer support Monday – Friday (9-5) by email, telephone and online discussion boards/forums.

The modules shown are an example of the typical curriculum and will be reviewed prior to the academic year. The final modules will be published by September.

Admission requirements

For the Postgraduate Certificate:

In addition to satisfying the University’s general entrance requirement, including English language requirements, applicants must:

  • Hold a higher education qualification, minimum of a BSc (Hons) grade 2:2 or equivalent, from a recognised institution.

Or

  • Be able to demonstrate, to the satisfaction of the Head of School or nominee, that they have held for a minimum of two years a position of responsibility of relevance to the proposed program.

For the Postgraduate Diploma:

In addition to satisfying the University’s general entrance requirement, including English language requirements, applicants must have been awarded the Postgraduate Certificate (PgCert) in Pain Management (Primary and Community Care) from Cardiff University not more than three years prior to the year they are intending to start the Diploma.:

And

Be working in a clinical area that is relevant to the program they are undertaking for the full duration of their studies. (During their studies, if the student's relevant clinical employment ceases or where they are unable to attend work in the necessary clinical setting for any period of time (exceeding 3 months), then they are required to notify the program team immediately in order that appropriate arrangements can be made. In the case of temporary absence but continued relevant clinical employment, leave of absence (Interruption of Studies) and/or extensions shall be considered. In the event that a student's relevant clinical employment ceases then the University reserves the right to withdraw the student from the program. Please refer to the University regulations on 'Fitness to Practise’ for further information.)

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.


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Scholarships & funding

For more information about scholarships, please visit the university website.

Tuition fees

  • Tuition fees for the UK and EU students: £4,850
  • Tution fees for the Students from outside the EU: £7,850

Qualification

What skills will I practise and develop?

By fully engaging in this course, you will have the opportunity to develop a wealth of skills and abilities you can apply to any professional setting. In addition to greater conceptual understanding of current knowledge, issues and methods, you will practise and develop abilities in critical analysis, the application of evidence based medicine and in dealing with complex issues systematically and creatively. Your studies should also help you develop your problem-solving and decision-making abilities by enabling you to utilise evidence effectively and communicate important concepts to colleagues and others. Through any research focused elements you will have the opportunity to develop and enhance skills in literature review, critical evaluation, research design, research methodologies, data collection, data analysis and research principles.

The course aims to facilitate students to develop their knowledge to an advanced level in their area of expertise and or interest within the field of pain assessment and management in the primary and community care setting. This is however, undertaken within a broader context, which allows the student to understand their level of expertise and knowledge base and how it fits into inter-professional practice and pain management as a whole.

After fully engaging in the course, you should have:

  • Developed a critical approach to pain management in primary care and community setting
  • Integrated knowledge of pain from different disciplines in order to approach pain management from a multidimensional perspective, reflecting on the complexities of managing pain outside a secondary or tertiary care setting
  • Challenged traditional approaches to conceptualising pain in primary care and community setting
  • Examined current practice and evaluated traditional methods and attitudes to pain and its management commencing with rigorous screening and assessment in primary and community care, reflecting on the management approaches within this setting and when referral is required
  • Developed an inter-professional knowledge base of pain to support any educational initiatives
  • Consolidated and considered extending current practice through research activities

Career opportunities

This program is particularly suitable for those who wish to improve their knowledge of pain management in order to help improve patient care, in the primary and community care setting. Successful completion of this program will add value to your CV. Graduates have reported that it led directly to new job opportunities in pain management.

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Cardiff University

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