Chronic Pain Management (SNM3261)

This page has details of this module at undergraduate degree level, if you wish to study this topic at masters level please see Chronic Pain Management (SNM671)

Who is it for?

This unit is suitable for health care professionals who need knowledge, understanding and clinical skills in care and management of those with chronic pain.

Overview of content:

The Nature of Persistent Pain:

  • Consultation, assessment and documentation
  • Physical Rehabilitation and exercise
  • Psychosocial aspect of pain
  • Medications management
  • Physical interventions
  • Interventional pain management
  • Sleep
  • Ethical practice in pain management

What is it about?

This unit uses clinical experts to facilitate the sessions, as well as experienced lecturers from the University, to ensure that the learning remains fresh, accurate and is directly applied to the student’s clinical practice. Students are not assessed in clinical practice but their portfolio must demonstrate clinical reflection and this is encouraged through student discussion of clinical issues with peers in clinical settings other than their own.

How does it enhance Practice?

The unit is tailored to meet the needs of clinicians working in practice and stresses the importance of following recommended policies and best practice in the control, treatment and management of chronic pain in those people under their care

Mode of Assessment:

For each session delivered on line the student will be required to reflect in an online journal area on MOLE. Formative feedback will be given on this. For the final assessment the student will be required to submit a 4000 portfolio that highlights the main issues experienced relating to the management of chronic pain.

Links to Professional/Academic Award:




20 credits at level 6

Course Structure:

This is an online unit consisting of 9 sessions over one semester

Start Date:


Application and Funding

To apply for this course, you need to complete an online application and a paper funding form. To complete the online application, please select the "apply" link at the top right of this page. For information on funding options and to download a funding form please see here.

If successful in your application for the course you will receive a confirmation email with the exact details of the location of teaching, closer to the start date.

Programme Leader/Contact Name:

Mark Limb

Tel: 0114 222 2051 Email: