Contemporary Pain Management

Short Course - 15 credits at SCQF level 11 | ECTS Points 7.5
Contemporary Pain Management - 15 credits at SCQF level 11 | ECTS Points 7.5

This module is suitable for healthcare professionals in any setting, if you are looking to extend your knowledge on pain management to benefit your clients.

The broad concepts of pain management are considered allowing you to apply to your area of practice.

This course has one study option

Mode of Attendance

  • Online Learning

Mode of Study

  • Part Time

Start Date


Course Length

10 weeks
  • The principles and practices that underpin a biopsychosocial approach to management of pain
  • Evidence-based approaches to pain management
  • Their contribution towards improved outcomes for patients with pain problems
  • Strategies to implement and evaluate the clinical effectiveness of pain management within their practice
  • Organisational and global issues in pain management


The University regularly reviews its courses. Course content and structure may change over time. See our course and module disclaimer for more information.

Learning Methods

This module is delivered online through the University's Virtual Learning Environment, CampusMoodle, with methods including online chat, virtual classroom and discussion forums. You will engage with directed and self-directed learning activities supported by the module team.

Independent Study

Approximately 15 hours a week.

Staff Delivering on this course 

Staff delivering this module have expertise in the field of pain management.


Assessment is a written case study of 3,000 words.

Academic Support

The Inclusion Centre advises and supports students who disclose a sensory or mobility impairment, chronic medical condition, mental health issue, dyslexia and other specific learning differences. Applicants are encouraged to arrange a pre-entry visit to discuss any concerns and to view the facilities.

Study Skills Support

The Study Support Team provides training and support to all students in:

  • Academic writing
  • Study skills (note taking, exam techniques, time management, presentation)
  • Maths and statistics
  • English language
  • Information technology support


Credit from this module may contribute to the MSc Advancing Practice Nursing and Clinical routes or the Professional Development Framework. 

Normally, you are expected to be able to demonstrate degree level study; however, if this is not the case, you are encouraged to make contact and discuss your circumstances.


For Academic Year 2022/2023

  • All Students: Fees to be confirmed

For Academic Year 2021/22

  • UK/EU Students - £690
  • International Students - £1,230

Additional Costs

The following course-related costs are not included in the course fees:


For new intakes course fees are reviewed and published annually for each mode of delivery. Tuition fees are fixed for the duration of a course at the rate confirmed in the offer letter.  For further information see:


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