MSc/Dip Clinical Management of Pain (Veterinary)

Published by August 18, 2017 8:05 am

*** New veterinary programme, commencing 2017-2018 ***


The University of Edinburgh is delighted to announce registration is open for the new programme of studies leading the degree MSc/Dip Clinical Management of Pain (Veterinary).

Learning objectives

  • The Clinical Management of Pain programme is now in its thirteenth year and delivered entirely online, using the University of Edinburgh’s well-proven and intuitive platform.
  • The Edinburgh programme offers an international standard of Master’s level education, which explores the mechanisms and contributors driving and maintaining pain conditions.
  • Each module has an emphasis on assessing and questioning the evidence underpinning current clinical paradigms and integrating theory to each student’s practise.
  • As a Master’s programme students will conduct independent study, incorporating guidance from expert tutors and collaborating with colleagues to develop a greater knowledge of pain management.
  • The programme approach is to move away from “a sage on a stage” and is structured to facilitate self-directed study (see Devonshire and Henderson 2012, p74).
  • Students are encouraged to develop a deeper understanding of the principles underlying a mechanism-based approach to the management of pain, rather than providing a ‘recipe’ of drugs to use for specific clinical presentations.


Programme structure

The programme is based on the International Association for the Study of Pain’s ‘Core Curriculum for Professional Education in Pain’, now in its 3rd edition. Students can exit at different stages, to suit their own educational requirements, with a Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma or MSc degree. There is also flexibility in the programme, allowing students to tailor their studies to personal or career goals and complete the programme of study in stages:

  • PGDip: Completing the core modules and two elective modules, over two to four years.
  • MSc: Completing the full programme, over three to six years.



Registration is now open, for the academic year starting in September 2017.


Further details

Please mail the Development Team ( to register your interest, or for further information.

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