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Therapeutic Management of Neuro-musculoskeletal Pain

Clinical Reasoning
Clinical Reasoning
Clinical Reasoning
Clinical Reasoning

This module is aimed at both recently qualified and more experienced therapists and health care practitioners.

Benefits of taking the module to the individual, the organisation and the patient

You will be challenged to re-evaluate your knowledge of pain mechanisms and how to manage them in non- pharmacological ways. You will then apply new knowledge to a case study from your own practice.

Your organisation will benefit by having staff with expertise in the management of pain, with a compassionate, patient-centred approach to assessment and interventions and the ability to share best practice with colleagues

What you learn

You will gain a broad understanding of the dimensions of pain, a critical awareness of non-pharmacological current pain management and an ability to apply pain management principles effectively in practice.

General areas covered

  • neurophysiology and nature of pain
  • pain theories and models of pain 
  • factors influencing the assessment and interpretation of pain
  • the possible strategies in the management of pain ranging from therapeutic interventions, patient self-management, Motor Imagery, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, movement and exercise

Skills gained for the workplace, technical skills or academic skills

On this module you will develop reflective skills and advanced clinical reasoning skills.

Unique or interesting features

This module is driven by the need to develop patient-centred practice in the NHS and the importance of managing both acute and long term conditions.

Fees and Funding for 2020/21

Indicative price for stand-alone module

Home / EU student: £690

International students: £1,160 - this is part-time study and therefore cannot provide sponsorship for Tier 4.


This module attracts Learning Beyond Registration/Specialist Skills and Post Registration Development (LBR/SSPRD) funding by the following schemes:

How to apply

To apply for a self-funded place, please complete and return the application form below:

To apply for a Learning Beyond Registration/Specialist Skills and Post Registration Development (LBR/SSPRD) funded place, please complete and return the relevant application form below:

Further information and LBR/SSPRD online application form

  • Entry requirements

    • Relevant professional qualification
    • If English is not your first language you will be required to submit IELTS scores

    The above must be evidenced in your application form

  • Attendance

    Delivery Method:

    This module is delivered at our Collegiate Crescent Campus

    View our statement on notional study hours »

    Provisional timetable

    This module is due to commence in February 2021, with dates as below: 

    Fri 19th Feb 2021, Fri 5th March 2021, Friday 19th March 2021 and Fri 2nd April 2021

    Assessment – 4th May 2021 Screencast

    Viva week commencing 10th May 2021

    View our statement on timetable changes »

  • Assessment

    Module assessment is made up of one or more assessment tasks. The assessment task(s) for this module are:

    • Written Assignment

    Successful completion of this module will earn you 15 level 7 credits

Further details

For further information please contact the module leader Charlotte Pedley - or contact the student experience team:

(0114) 225 2373

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