About the course
This specialist programme is aimed at clinical professionals from all backgrounds involved in the delivery of integrated pain services in primary or secondary care. Combining cutting-edge research with an international reputation for clinical excellence, the UCL Pain Management MSc is ideal for anyone wanting to improve the lives of people living with pain while also accelerating their own career.
About the degree
You will learn:
- To question your own understanding and beliefs around pain
- Research methods and ethical principles underpinning pain research
- Health economics and social impact of pain
- How to design pain services that meet the needs of people living with pain
- Pathophysiology of pain
- Pharmacology of pain and therapeutics
- Managing pain in cancer patients including post-chemotherapy pain
- Management of headache and abdominopelvic/urogenital pain
- Managing pain in children and adolescents
- Strategies for the self-management of pain
- Neuromodulation for chronic pain
- Pain management with mental health, substance misuse and multiple morbidity
- Community pain management strategies.
Who this course is for
This programme is ideal for any professional hoping to advance their career in pain management including:
- Occupational therapists
- General Practitioners
- Junior Doctors
What this course will give you
This exciting programme will provide graduates with the knowledge and opportunities to accelerate their careers in pain management. This is ideal for anyone pursuing a senior clinical position, health management role, or research and development or industry career.
Beginning with the socio-economic impact and moving from acute to chronic pain states before arriving at more complex pain conditions and interventions, this programme develops the knowledge and core skills required of an advanced pain practitioner.
This programme offers unique learning opportunities:
- Research-led material from UCLH's internationally renowned experts on headache and abdominopelvic pain.
- Innovative content on managing pain in the community.
- World's first module on Neuromodulation from the basic science to post-implantation care.
- World class expertise on the management of pain in cancer patients and survivors.
The programme is delivered via a specially-designed online learning environment. Recognising that the subject matter is often academically and emotionally demanding, optional workshops with programme tutors are available at the Bloomsbury campus and via lecturecast. In addition, online small-group tutorials supplement the online learning content.
Our flexible design allows students from all over the country, and world, to share their experiences and learning styles to enrich each other's academic experience. This is the only UK-based pain management degree offering students the choice of fully online or blended delivery.
UCL and UCL Hospitals (UCLH) Pain Management Centre has an international reputation for both cutting-edge research and innovative clinical services. Students on this programme will benefit from teaching from global experts at an institution that consistently delivers world-class research output. Graduates can expect to be academically confident and ideally placed to pursue doctoral (PhD) level study upon completion.
Combining academic excellence with UCL's reputation as a top global university and our strong links to industry, the prospects for graduates of this programme are excellent. Whether you wish to continue with patient care in the NHS or private sector, pursue doctoral research, or work in industry and innovation, this programme will equips students not only with the knowledge and skills but also the networking links and research experience to take their career to the next level.
This programme is the ideal solution for:
- Nurses and allied health professionals wishing to pursue senior (Band 7+) roles in the NHS
- General practitioners involved in the delivery of integrated community pain services
- Junior doctors wishing to develop and demonstrate clinical interest in pain management and/or the pain component of training in anaethesia
- International doctors wishing to develop their expertise in pain management
- Osteopaths and chiropractors with an interest in pain management.
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