In this course we look at the development of chronic pain.
We start by looking at how different types of pain are transmitted: in particular, we look at the role played by peripheral sensitisation and hyperalgesia in transmitting chronic pain.
We then consider the role of a range of chemical mediators in transmitting pain. Next, we look at drugs that relieve pain by sensitising the nociceptors.
Finally, we consider the issue of central sensitisation to pain, and consider the problem of peripheral nerve damage.
Transmission of types of pain
Chemical mediators and the sensitisation of nociceptors
Drugs that relieve chronic pain by influencing nociceptors
Tutor-marked Question Paper
There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.
This is only an approximate figure and is dependant upon how much time you can dedicate to your studies and how well you grasp the learning concepts in the course material. Furthermore, at the end of each lesson there is a question paper that needs to be completed and returned to your tutor. You should allow at least 1 - 2 hours of study to complete each question paper.
The approximate amount of time required to complete the course is: 25 hrs.
After each lesson there will be a question paper, which needs to be completed and submitted to your personal tutor for marking. This method of continual assessment ensures that your personal tutor can consistently monitor your progress and provide you with assistance throughout the duration of the course.
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On completion of your course, you will receive two certificates:
Certificate 1 is issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges: The Development of Chronic Pain (Byte Size Skills Course) Certificate
The Development of Chronic Pain (Byte Size Skills Course) Certificate issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges, to view a sample of the college’s award, please click here.