To enable students to apply a contemporary knowledge of pain science to the assessment and management of pain in osteopathy practice
Apply knowledge of pain science to the assessment and management of nociceptive, inflammatory and pathological pain within the osteopathic setting.
Critically evaluate the contribution that biological, psychosocial and cultural factors make to the individual experience of pain using using valid and reliable assessment tools.
Critically analyse client/patient needs and preferences to develop evidence informed osteopathy treatment programmes, aimed at modifying pain, promoting tissue healing, improving function and reducing disability.
Critically evaluate when to refer clients/patients on to other members of a multi -disciplinary pain management team.