A new module in the MSc (Clinical Management of Pain) programme is offered for the first time in 2016, “Veterinary Musculoskeletal Pain: Small Animals”.
MSc (Clinical Management of Pain)
*** Limited numbers of places for free online CPD ***
A new module in the MSc (Clinical Management of Pain) programme is offered for the first time in 2016, “Veterinary Musculoskeletal Pain: Small Animals”. Now in its tenth year, the online programme is provided on the University of Edinburgh’s well-proven and intuitive platform. Three UK-based vets, who graduated with the MSc in 2014, wrote about their reflections on the programme.
OPTIONS FOR STUDY
- “Veterinary Musculoskeletal pain: Small animals” module has been approved for the MSc (Clin. Mgmt. Pain) programme (20 credits).
- The module can also be studied as part of Personal Professional Development (PPD). PPD students will also be awarded 20 credits at Masters level, which may be transferrable to another programme.
- As this is a new module, we want to obtain some feedback from participants who have an interest in pain management. To meet this need we are offering a limited number of free places to study the module, with the usual fees waived. The University of Edinburgh will issue a certificate for 200hrs CPD to participants, upon successful completion of the module.
The “Veterinary Musculoskeletal Pain: Small Animals” module runs for 15 weeks, from 25th January to 22nd May, with a two week break 4th April to 17th April incl.
The module is structured around tutorials from recognized experts in the field of veterinary pain and discussion of clinical cases.
At the end of the module participants are expected to better understand:
- The epidemiology of musculoskeletal pain.
- The critical appraisal of preclinical and clinical evidence relating to musculoskeletal pain.
- The proposed pathophysiology and pain-generating mechanisms in musculoskeletal diseases affecting dogs and cats.
- The influence of bio-behavioural contributors to animals’ pain experiences.
- The critical appraisal and use of validated pain assessment tools.
- The role of comorbidities in complicating therapeutic management.
- The pharmacology of pain-relieving drugs and their implementation in a rational, multimodal approach to musculoskeletal pain management.
- Ethical considerations when offering palliative care.
For further information, or to register your interest in one of the limited number of places for free CPD please contact Fergus Coutts BVM&S MSc MRCVS: firstname.lastname@example.org. (Closing date 11th January 2016).