At UCLan, our post-qualifying framework (PQF) allows health and social care practitioners to continue their professional development and achieve further qualifications in their field. You have the opportunity to study individual modules in subject areas that interest you. You can select from a comprehensive and contemporary range of modules that fit your personal development and career plans; either on an individual basis or combined in a planned programme to eventually achieve a degree.
This module is aimed at healthcare professionals who are involved in the assessment, care or treatment of people who experience pain in their clinical practice. It takes a holistic approach, focusing on all aspects of the pain experience, and seeks to develop practitioners’ responses to the needs of patients and their carers across a range of settings.
Short Course / CPD
School of Sport and Health Sciences
No Partner College
2020 dates: 3 March | 17 March | 31 March | 14 April | 28 April |15 May
Students must be working in a clinical area relevant to the module content.
This course will involve you working with vulnerable groups of individuals, including children. In order to ensure that the University offers places on their programmes to suitable candidates you will all be required to obtain a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service clearance (formerly termed CRB). We will be able to guide you through this process once you have been offered a conditional place of study at the University of Central Lancashire.
It is important to note that should your Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check prove to be unsatisfactory for the purpose of the course you have applied to, your offer of a place for that course may be withdrawn. If you have already enrolled on a course and your DBS check subsequently discloses a criminal conviction, you may be required to withdraw from the course even if you have already started. If you are aware that your DBS check will disclose a previous conviction, please contact the course leader for advice as not all convictions may preclude you from continuing with the course.
This module addresses a range of issues related to pain management in patient care. Key themes in the module are physiology of pain; pain classification; psycho-social responses to pain; service-user and carer perspectives; pain assessment; pharmacology/pharmacokinetics; non-pharmacological methods of pain management; practical pain management skills.
Assessment for this module is through a 3000 word written assignment.
On successful completion of this module a student will be able to:
The aim of this module is to enhance the role of the healthcare practitioner in the assessment and management of pain. The module will provide an opportunity for qualified healthcare practitioners to develop evidence-based approaches to practice with the overall aim of producing a reflective practitioner, skilled in pain management who has proactive and reactive skills that are exercised to the maximum benefit of the patient in pain.
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You can study this module on a stand-alone basis for continuing professional development, or as an option module on BSc (Hons) Professional Practice.
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Module information: Gillian Warwick, Senior Lecturer GWarwick1@uclan.ac.uk, +44 (0) 1772 89 3611