Pain in Special Contexts

10 Units

A course based on prescribed reading designed to assist candidates identify, recognise the special needs of patients in particular circumstances such as children with pain, the elderly in pain, patients with cancer, patients in primary care and patients with a compensation claim.

Faculty Faculty of Health and Medicine
School School of Medicine and Public Health

Not currently offered


To render candidates familiar and comfortable with the needs and problems of patients in special circumstances, and be able to adapt their investigation and managemetn accordingly.


Considering the special needs and adaptations of management of children, the elderly, the patient with cancer, the patient in primary care and the patient with a compensation claim.

Replacing Course(s) nil
Transition n/a
Industrial Experience 0
Assumed Knowledge Clinical experience in interacting with patients.
Modes of Delivery Distance Learning : IT Based
Distance Learning : Paper Based
Teaching Methods Email Discussion Group
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
  • Essays / Written Assignments - Assignment on comparison of needs and problems of patients in different circumstances.
Contact Hours
  • Email Discussion Group: for 10 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components
  • Requisite by Enrolment: This course is only available to students enrolled in the Master of Pain Medicine program.
Course Materials None listed
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for MEDI6080

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