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Area/Catalogue
REHB 3066

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
159281

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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 5)

Course aim

To develop an understanding of pain and introduce the principles of pain management within a multidisciplinary framework.

Course content

Biopsychosocial models for the clinical engagement of pain; epidemiology of pain as a public health problem; working pain definitions; neural communication; neural pathways; pain mechanisms and contributors; pain deconstruction into pathobiological mechanisms; neuroendocrine system; immune system; identification of risk factors for chronicity and barriers to recovery; assessment of pain, disability and recovery; principles of acute and chronic pain management; multidisciplinary pain management strategies; Exercise and movement strategies; psychological approaches in pain management; 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)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY EAST
Lecture 1 hour x 12 weeks
Tutorial 2 hours x 12 weeks
Seminar 1 hour x 1 week
Online activities 1 hour x 12 weeks
INTERNAL, MAGILL
Lecture 1 hour x 12 weeks
Tutorial 2 hours x 12 weeks
Seminar 1 hour x 1 week
Online activities 1 hour x 12 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 - 50% 60 minutes
Practical assessment - 20% 20 minutes
Assignment 1500 words 30% -
INTERNAL, MAGILL
Test - 50% 60 minutes
Practical assessment - 20% 20 minutes
Assignment 1500 words 30% -

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.1250
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 2)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

Non-award enrolment
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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

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