Course - Chronic Pain and Fatigue: Examination and Treatment - KLH3201
KLH3201 - Chronic Pain and Fatigue: Examination and Treatment
Examination arrangement: Home examination
|Evaluation form||Weighting||Duration||Examination aids||Grade deviation|
|Home examination||100/100||3 days||A|
Students will acquire expanded knowledge of pain physiology and pain psychology with special focus on chronic pain and the transition from acute to chronic pain. The course will focus on various pain conditions in the musculoskeletal system and in particular on more complex conditions with pain and other symptoms that persist over time. Students will gain broad insight into "biopsychosocial" factors that may be associated with long-term symptoms; both biomedical conditions, psychological challenges and social / demographic factors that may affect patient progress and prognosis. Students will gain an in-depth knowledge of the use of good patient communication and interventions approaching coping strategies for long-term pain conditions. Emphasis is placed on a comprehensive understanding of pain and a multidisciplinary and multimodal approach to treatment.
After completing the course, the candidate should:
have a broad overview of physiological, psychological and social conditions that affect the maintenance of pain and fatigue conditions
have a broad overview of physiological, psychological and social conditions affected by chronic pain and complex symptomatology
have a thorough understanding of the principles of knowledge-based practice in chronic pain and fatigue
have special insight into the challenges of pain medication, particularly in chronic pain states, and fatigue and possible alternatives for treating these patient groups
After completing the course, the candidate should be able to:
discuss long-term pain and complex symptom disorders in a biopsychosocial model
analyze the need for a broad approach and the need for multidisciplinarity in the assessment and treatment of long-term pain
discuss the role of various professions in the interdisciplinary team on long-term pain
analyze psychological mechanisms of pain and compound symptom disorders and know of relevant psychological interventions
explain the importance of physical activity and movement in the rehabilitation of chronic pain
discuss the possibilities, limitations and special challenges of drug treatment for prolonged pain
discuss the possibilities and limitations of nerve blocks and other intervention therapy
After completing the course, the candidate can:
explain basic understanding of the principles of knowledge-based practice in chronic pain and fatigue
Learning methods and activities
Lectures and group work with patient cases.
Lectures will be coordinated in time with the rest of the Master's programme. The course will be effectuated under the conditions that a sufficient number of students are registered. In case of a postponed examination, new evaluation or few registered candidates, the assessment form could be subject to change.
- Group activity with oral presentation
- Group work with oral presentation
Further on evaluation
For re-sit exams the written home examination must be done again.
Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.
Required previous knowledge
The course is primarily intended for students admitted to the masters programme in Clinical Health Science. Other students may be accepted after an individual evaluation.
Relevant course materials will be announced at the start of the semester.
Credits: 7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level
Term no.: 1
Teaching semester: SPRING 2021
Language of instruction: Norwegian
- Health Science
- Medicine, Health and Social Studies.
Examination arrangement: Home examination
- Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Room Building Number of candidates
- * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.
For more information regarding registration for examination and examination procedures, see "Innsida - Exams"