Course Four: Understanding the Pharmacological Management of Pain (online course)

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Course – online

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This course introduces you to a basic understanding of the principles of pharmacology and pharmacological management of pain.

Current topics of pharmacological management will be explored and new directions in management are discussed and debated. The course is fully online and runs for five weeks.

For further information and to book a place on the course please follow the link: 

Learning outcomes:
This course aims to provide you with an opportunity to:

  • Understand the physicochemical properties of drugs as a force in understanding their potency as well as their passage around the body
  • Understand the concepts of the dose-response relationship as an underlying tenet of pharmacology
  • Develop an understanding of pharmacokinetics
  • Understand new directions in pharmacological management

Course Objectives
When you have completed this course, you are expected to be better able to:

  • Appreciate the contribution of pharmacology to the pain experience and its management
  • Discuss key concepts/details of the pharmacological mechanisms based on the latest available research evidence
  • Begin to integrate a pharmacological input to the biopsychosocial approach to pain management

The content of the course encompasses both the principles of pharmacology and pharmacological management of pain. The course consists of five units of study in total –  one per week:

1. General Principles of Pharmacodynamics
2. Pharmacokinetics
3. Pharmacological treatment of pain
4. Opioids
5. Local Anaesthetics

*Please note that whilst the content of the courses is set in advance, we do reserve the right to make amendments to the course material as and when necessary.

Deadline for applications: 14/02/22