Having a specialist knowledge in Pain Management is an increasingly important asset and extra responsibility of medical personnel. The Skilled NanoDegree in Pain Management has a unique focus on interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approaches to pain management and service provision.
On completion of the Skilled NanoDegree in Pain Management, you will be able to demonstrate a systematic understanding of the care of patients in Pain Management; critically evaluate current research in inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary Pain Management and demonstrate a critical understanding of self-care promotion for acute and chronic pain and deliver management strategies for the investigation and treatment of patients with pain conditions.
The Skilled NanoDegree in Pain Management is intended for General Physicians & Specialists who wish to specialize in Pain Management as a career in their medical field. The course will provide healthcare professionals with the most recent and multidisciplinary approaches and technologies for the care and management of both acute and chronic pain.
Programme Structure – 75 Credits
Using the program, you can explore the physical, psychological and social dimensions of pain. The content is packed with interactive elements, including case studies, animations, and self-assessment exercises, to embed learning and understanding.
e-Pain has been developed in the UK by the Faculty of Pain Medicine, of the Royal College of Anaesthetists, the British Pain Society, and Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare.
This program is a versatile resource and our learners include hospital doctors, medical students, nurses, paramedics, clinical psychologists, and primary care practitioners.
The Skilled NanoDegree in Pain Management is delivered online and each module has the same format. Using an online platform and one tutor per 10-15 students, the self-directed distance learning is guided by tutor stimulated discussion based on clinically rich case scenarios. Group projects are undertaken alongside independent projects. Reflective practice is recorded in a reflective portfolio to help students consider how the learning can be translated into everyday work and practice.
✔️Graduate/Post Graduate degree in Pharmacy/ Pharmaceutical Science
✔️Graduate/Post Graduate degree in Life Sciences (Botany, Zoology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Genetics, Biotechnology)
✔️Health care Professional Degree (MBBS, MD, BAMS, BDS etc)
✔️Graduate or Equivalent degree in Nursing/Allied Health
✔️Students in their Final Year of Graduation for the above courses may also apply.
We welcome students from all over the world and consider all applicants on an individual basis.
Please note: applications will be considered on a monthly rolling basis and you will hear back from the School once a decision has been made.
Benefits Of Skilled Nanodegree
- Enhance their knowledge base in the most recent neuroscientific and behavioral perspectives of chronic pain.
- Acquire advanced practice skills in the evaluation and assessment of Rheumatological and Musckuloskeletal disorders, Neuropathic pain and Neuralgias, Headaches and Spine Realted pain and other chronic painful conditions.
- Learn and apply evidence-based, interdisciplinary, multi-modality treatments for diverse patient populations.
Upon completion of Skilled NanoDegree in Pain Management, Medical students would be able to:
- Explain the nature of pain, its function, characteristics, types, and sources.
- Implement the methods to assess, diagnose, intervene, evaluate, and document pain management.
- Manage patients using conservative, pharmacological and some Interventional approaches.
- Identify clinical issues of pain management in children.
- Describe pain management for individuals with cancer and at the end of life care.
- Improve your recognition of unrelieved acute and chronic pain amongst patients
- Provide appropriate assessment
- Manage pain effectively
- Ensure patient safety
Successful completion of Skilled NanoDegree in Pain Management will add value to your CV/Resume. Graduates have reported that it has led directly to promotion, and many were also stimulated to pursue academic careers via further study up to PhD.
This Skilled NanoDegree in Pain Management enables you to demonstrate you are taking the opportunity to develop your abilities in critical analysis, problem-solving, decision-making, finding and using evidence and in dealing with complex issues. It will allow you to demonstrate mastery of pain assessment and management.
BSPM 1701 Introducing Pain Management
BSPM 1702 Acute Pain
- History, Organization, and Objectives of Acute Pain Teams
- History, Examination, and Simple Uni-dimensional Tools
- Preoperative Management of Chronic Pain Patients, including those on Pre-existing Opioid Therapy
- Preventative versus Pre-emptive Analgesia
- Chronic Post-surgical Pain
- Step III: Administration Techniques, Bolus, PRN (as needed), Infusion
- Step III: Administration Techniques, Intravenous Patient-Controlled Analgesia
- Step III: Administration Techniques – Oral, Intramuscular, Subcutaneous, Rectal, Sublingual and Inhaled
BSPM 1703 Pain as a long term Condition
BSPM 1704 Treatment & Therapies
- Non-steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs
- Opioids – Basic Principles
- Commonly Used Opioids
- Local Anaesthetics
- Multimodal Analgesia
- Assessing Treatment Effectiveness
- Antidepressants and Anticonvulsants
- Multidisciplinary Management of Chronic Pain
- Psychological Assessment and Approach to Treatment
- Interventional Procedures for Pain Relief
- TENS, Acupuncture and Alternative Treatments
BSPM 1705 Pain Conditions around the body
BSPM 1706 Musculoskeletal Pain
BSPM 1707 Neuropathic Pain
BSPM 1708 Pain in Children
BSPM 1709 Pain in Old People
BSPM 1710 Special Population
BSPM 1711 Cancer Pain
BSPM 1712 Basic Sciences
- Anatomy of the Ascending Pain Pathway
- Innervation of the Trunk
- Physiology of Pain Transmission
- Modulation and Plasticity in the Nociceptive System
- Pain and the Peripheral Nervous System
- Pain and the Central Nervous System
- Nociceptive Pain
- Visceral Pain
- Neuropathic Pain
- Psychology Aspects of Acute Pain
- Imaging and Pain