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Area/Catalogue
REHB 3009

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
012915

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s
First Semester
(Study Period 2)

Second Semester
(Study Period 4)
Course owner

Course owner
School of Health Sciences

Course aim

Develop an understanding of pain, advance clinical reasoning skills and introduce the principles of pain management within a multidisciplinary framework.

Course content

Current models for the clinical engagement of pain; the biopsychosocial model of pain; pain mechanisms and contributors; integration of the pain sciences into clinical reasoning models; pain deconstruction into pathobiological mechanisms; identification of risk factors for chronicity; assessment of pain, disability and recovery; principles of acute and chronic pain management; multidisciplinary pain management strategies; common pain conditions.

Textbook(s)

Butler, DS & Moseley, GL 2013, Explain Pain, 2nd, Noigroup Publications, Adelaide

Sluka, K 2016, Mechanisms and management of pain for the physical therapist, 2nd, IASP Press, USA

Prerequisite(s)

Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
REHB 2012 Physiotherapy Practice with Older Adults
REHB 2048 Neurosciences in Physiotherapy
REHB 2047 Biopsychosocial Practice

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY EAST
Seminar 1 hour x 1 week
Lecture (Online) 2 x 1 hour x 5 weeks
Tutorial 2 hours x 5 weeks
Tutorial 2 hours x 4 weeks
Online Activities 3 hours x 4 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, CITY EAST
Test - 25% 30 minutes
Test - 50% 60 minutes
Practical Assessment - 25% 20 minutes

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 2)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

Course Coordinators

School of Health Sciences

Degrees this course is offered in

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