Courses & Units
Assessment and Management of Pain CNA509
This unit is only available to registered nurses. This unit uses group work and late enrolment may affect your ability to participate actively.
This unit will enhance students' understanding of the aetiology and pathophysiology of pain and equip them with the skills to accurately assess acute, chronic and cancer pain. Pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions will be explored as part of the development of pain management interactions between clinicians and patients. With knowledge obtained through participation in this unit, students will be better equipped to manage pain experienced by their patients and advocate for them.
|Unit name||Assessment and Management of Pain|
|College/School||College of Health and Medicine
School of Nursing
|Coordinator||Mrs Melanie Carstairs|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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- Differentiate between different types of pain acute, chronic (non-malignant) and cancer.'
- Describe the pathophysiological aspects and bio-psychosocial impact of pain.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the need for accurate and regular pain assessment.
- Demonstrate an awareness of pain management strategies including pharmacological and non-pharmacological methods.
- Reflect critically on the way pain is managed within the clinical environment in which you work.
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1,3||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3||Domestic Full Fee 4|
1 Please refer to more information on student contribution amounts.
2 Please refer to more information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses.
3 Please refer to more information on eligibility for HECS-HELP.
4 Please refer to more information on eligibility for FEE-HELP.
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Individual Study – This unit is offered fully online via MyLO (My Learning Online). You are expected to devote around 10 hours per week to the study materials, assessment tasks and self-directed learning.
|Assessment||Quiz (20%)|PowerPoint, Online Discussion and Summary Paper (35%)|Case Study (45%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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