CPD Courses

Professional bodies expect their members to keep up to date with developments within their profession so as to ensure that they are practicing in the best interests of themselves and their patients. We offer a number of bespoke CPD courses below on pain related subjects.

Each course comprises a number of links to learning materials that form the body of the course. The paticipant will then be asked to reflect on the learning activities and how they have applied anything they have learnt to their professional activities.

  • The ‘Substance Misuse’ course describes the the assessment and management of people who have a substance misuse problem. The course includes a description of drugs of abuse and the management from a secondary care perspective. This course is at advanced knowledge level. Once you...

  • The 'Spiritual Pain' CPD course has been developed from the original work of Revd Robert Lloyd Richards who wrote the material for the MSc in Pain Management when he was a Senior Anglican Chaplain at the University Hospital of Wales NHS Trust and from a dissertation completed by...

  • The ‘Return to Work’ course explores the psychosocial consequences of long term pain and discusses strategies to help and support people in gaining independence, retaining their work status and returning to work. The knowledge level is intermediate to advanced. Once you have...

  • The ‘Primary Care Pain Management’ course discusses the various approaches to managing pain in primary care settings. The subject areas include practical examples of the assessment process and various tools used in practice. This course is at novice and intermediate knowledge...

  • The ‘Pharmacokinetics’ course describes the basic ways in which drugs work as a foundation to studying applied pharmacology in pain. This course is at the novice to intermediate knowledge levels. Once you have completed your MCQs, you can save and print your certificate.

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  • The ‘Opioids’ course discusses the use of opioids in pain management. The topic areas include opiophobia, the genetic impact of using opioids as well as indications, side effects, etc. This course is at intermediate to advanced knowledge levels. Once you have completed your MCQs...

  • The ‘Neuropathic Pain Management’ course discusses ways of managing neuropathic pain. It includes examples of interventions (both pharmacological and non-pharmacological approaches) that are commonly used including case studies. This course is at intermediate and advanced...

  • The ‘Neuropathic Pain Assessment’ course discusses the various approaches to assessing this type of pain including definitions. The subject areas include practical examples of the assessment process and various tools used in practice. This course is at novice and intermediate...

  • The ‘Low Back Pain: Psychosocial Issues’ course explores the psychosocial consequences of low back pain and discusses strategies to help and support people in gaining independence, retaining their work status and returning to work. This course is aimed at the intermediate...

  • The ‘Low Back Pain’ course provides you with an opportunity to study Low Back Pain, epidemiology, prevention, assessment and management, using the best available evidence. The knowledge level is intermediate to advanced. Once you have completed your MCQs, you can save and print...

  • The ‘Legal and Ethical Issues’ course examines the concepts of justice and consent as well as providing an overview of legal issues pertinent to health care. This course is at advanced knowledge level. Once you have completed your MCQs, you can save and print your certificate...

  • The ‘Human Pain Studied with Neuroimaging’ course discusses why it is important as a field of research in understanding functional and structural changes that occur with pain. The course examines the various key studies that have used neuroimaging to help us better understand...

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