Master of Pain Medicine

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Program Code 11377
Graduate Level Postgraduate
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Description

The Master of Pain Medicine is specifically designed to assist primary care practitioners, practising alone or in small groups and in remote areas to gain a better understanding of and ability to manage patients with pain problems. However graduates will also become competent to join in a multidisciplinary team in larger institutions. The program is most suited for medical practitioners wishing to upgrade their skills in this field, but is nevertheless open to other health professionals who feel that such a course of study can be of benefit in their own practice. Candidates who have completed diploma courses by examination may be eligible for credit in the Musculoskeletal Pain course. Candidates will be expected to develop a thorough mastery of essential and critical facts and guidelines pertaining to pain physiology and the assessment and treatment of pain, and also to develop skills in critical reasoning to be able to evaluate past, present and future literature in their field, the practice of others, and their own practice. Internet access is required however there is no residential component in the program.

Why study with us?

The program is most suited for medical practitioners wishing to upgrade their skills in this field, but is nevertheless open to other health professionals who feel that such a course of study can be of benefit in their own practice. Candidates who have completed diploma courses by examination may be eligible for credit in the Musculoskeletal Pain course.

Study a Language

All domestic students can now enrol in an undergraduate Diploma in Languages alongside their main degree program. This diploma will enhance proficiency in another language or languages, and will increase international career opportunities. Subject to course availability, this additional program will generally add an extra year to studies, and students will graduate with a Diploma in Languages as well as their other degree. Please note that all language courses are held on campus (face to face) at Callaghan.

International students cannot enrol concurrently in the Diploma in Languages alongside their primary program unless they can complete both programs within the duration of their primary program CoE. For more information please contact the ESOS Student Compliance Unit ESOS@newcastle.edu.au.

Admission Requirements

There is no new intake into this program in 2009. A degree from an approved tertiary institution or other approved qualification plus completion of any required prerequisite or co-requisite studies.

Special Needs

Under Academic Senate resolution (01:335) (28 November 2001), the Faculty accepts that it is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations for students with special needs, in liaison with the Student Support Unit, which offers practical assistance and advice to students with a disability or chronic illness. The Faculty will seek advice from the Student Support Unit as to what constitutes “reasonable accommodations” under Anti-Discrimination legislation.

Requirements and Structure

The Master of Pain Medicine is an 80 unit program requiring completion of eight 10-unit courses. There is no new intake into this program in 2009.

Course Information

Code Name Availability Units
Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program.
MEDI6010 Neurobiology of Pain Not currently offered 10 units
MEDI6020 Critical Reasoning Not currently offered 10 units
MEDI6030 Pain Assessment I - Medical Not currently offered 10 units
MEDI6040 Pain Assessment I - Psychosocial Not currently offered 10 units
MEDI6050 Pain Management Not currently offered 10 units
MEDI6060 Pain Entities I - Musculoskeletal Not currently offered 10 units
MEDI6070 Pain Entities II - Headache and Neurological Not currently offered 10 units
MEDI6080 Pain in Special Contexts Not currently offered 10 units