Assessment, Measurement and the Multidisciplinary Approach aims to provide you with an opportunity to examine, challenge and update your understanding of assessment and measurement of pain in clinical practice.
Assessment and Measurement are key to the effective management of pain and often provide the fundamental first steps for patient-professional interaction. Barriers and difficulties in assessment and measurement are explored as are the current models of best practice. The course is fully online and runs for five weeks.
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Course Aims and Objectives
This course aims to provide you an opportunity to consider:
- the models and concepts of pain assessment and management and their relationship to your own professional practice area
- the processes involved in the selection of assessment and measurement tools
- the limitations of assessment and measurement tools
- the differences between assessment and measurement
- the standard classification systems used in clinical practice
- the domains of assessment and measurement and their relevance to clinical practice
- the assessment and measurement of pain in special populations
- the limitations of assessment and measurement
The content of this course has been chosen and structured as an introduction to assessment and measurement in a multidisciplinary context. The content consists of five units of study in total – one per week:
- What is Measurement?
- Subjectivity in Measurement
- Assessment and Measurement in Practice - 1
- Assessment and Measurement in Practice - 2
- Limitations of Assessment and Measurement
*Please note that whilst the content of the courses is set in advance, we do reserve the right to make minor amendments to the course material as and when necessary.