PAIN THERAPY - INTERDISCIPLINARY CLINICAL TRAINING
Learning outcomes of the course unit
- Knowledge of the physiological and pathological mechanisms for the development of pain, both acute and chronic
- Being able to plan a basic management of acute and chronic pain
- Knowledge of drugs and interventional procedures commonly used in the treatment of acute and chronic pain
Pharmacology, Human Physiology
Course contents summary
- Physiological and pathological mechanisms for the development of acute and chronic pain; most common painful syndromes; patient presentation in the primary care office/emergency department/ward.
- Most commonly used drugs for the treatment of pain; mechanisms of action; adverse effects; therapeutical strategies.
- Interventional procedures for the treatment of pain; when to refer patients; risks and benefits.
- Transcripts and presentations from the lecturer
- Conventional and interactive lectures.
Assessment methods and criteria
- Part of an oral examination.