Pain Curriculae

Learning about pain is imperative for everyone

There are many recommended curriculae for pain education by various interested groups.

International Association for the study of pain (IASP) lead on health care pain education and dental graduates. The European association of craniomandibular disorders also have a recommended pain curriculum.

Other additional suggested teaching for UK undergraduates recommended by the British Pain Society is the Undergraduate Pain Curriculae survey and survey of what is actually taught to dental students by Association British Academic Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. Set guidance for neuroanatomy training for dentists is also available and for medical students.

There are a few orofacial pain post graduate programmes mainly run in USA by AAOP .

It is well known that Vetinary students spend much more time learning about pain compared with medical or dental students! The European fedartion of education make recommendations for pain curricula 

https://europeanpainfederation.eu/education/pain-curricula/#:~:text=Pain%20Curricula%20EFIC%20have%20an%20interprofessional%20approach%20to,the%20basis%20of%20each%20of%20our%20educational%20projects. 

Global recommended curriculae for pain education by various interested groups. 

International Association for the study of pain (IASP)

The European association of craniomandibular disorders also have a recommended pain curriculum. 

Other additional suggested teaching for UK undergraduates recommended by the British Pain Society i 

There is a change in approach in teaching and training in pain, firstly engaging a holistic approach and an integrated professional approach which makes sense as pain is so complex. Kings College London is leading in this field by training nurses, doctors, dentists, physios, occupational therapists and pharmacists as integrated student groups https://www.kcl.ac.uk/health/study/facilities/chantler/teaching/clinicalcom/pain 

 

This has led to development of integrated care pathways for neuropathic and other chronic pain https://www.guidelinesinpractice.co.uk/pain/integrated-care-pathway-for-neuropathic-pain-will-help-facilitate-patient-care/300231.article 

We are in the process of setting up a new OFP Masters programme at King College London, watch this space!

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