In this course we look at the pharmacology of pain control.
We start by defining the most important terms used in the course, then go on to discuss an important group of drugs - the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or NSAIDs.
We consider the mechanisms of NSAIDs, their therapeutic uses and some of the side effects which can be associated with them. Next, we discuss the use of opioids: how they work, their pharmacological properties, their effects, their therapeutic use and the problems of tolerance, withdrawal and dependence.
Finally, we consider the use of some other drugs to relieve pain.
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
The use of NSAIDs in pain control
Therapeutic action of opioids
Tolerance, dependence and withdrawal symptoms
Other drugs used in the treatment of pain
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 Pharmacology of Pain Control (Byte Size Skills Course) Certificate
The Pharmacology of Pain Control (Byte Size Skills Course) Certificate issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges, to view a sample of the college’s award, please click here.