Six modules will be offered in this course released on a weekly basis.
There are no assessments for this short course.
Module 1 - Pain Primer
- Learn normal and abnormal pain physiology.
- Differentiate nociceptive, nociplastic and neuropathic pain.
- Learn mechanisms of action and clinical considerations in using analgesic medications.
Module 2 - Pain history taking
- Understand the biopsychosocial model of clinical pain assessment.
- Learn clinical history taking in pain medicine.
Module 3 - Pre-hospital optimisation of patient prior to surgery
- Appreciate the role of pre-operative psychological and pharmacological optimisation prior to surgery.
- Be aware of risk factors for persistent post-surgical pain and persistent opioid use after surgery.
Module 4 - In-hospital peri-operative management of pain
- Understand principles of acute pain management.
- Determine strategies for acute pain management in difficult patient populations.
Module 5 - Post-hospital management of pain after surgery
- Appreciate the expect pain trajectory after surgery.
- Develop strategies to manage pain after surgery within the real-world context.
- Appreciate opioid risk-mitigation strategies in post-operative context.
Module 6 - Complex regional pain syndrome
- Understand physiology and clinical implications of patients with a past history of CRPS.
- Learn how to recognise and manage acute CRPS.
- Learn how to manage a patient with a past history of CRPS in peri-operative context.
Please note: Course modules may be subject to change. Last Updated: December 2023