This programme was developed in collaboration with Mater Miserciordiae University Hospital (MMUH) and the specialist pain modules will be facilitated by Professor Laserina O'Connor and colleagues in the Department of Pain Medicine, MMUH.
The MSc Advanced Pain Management is a programme comprised of 7 taught modules with one integrated clinical practicum and one advanced clinical practicum. This programme consists of 100 ECTS credits positioned at Level 9 on the National Framework of Qualifications (Quality and Qualification Ireland [QQI] 2014).
The programme is about learning opportunities in the delivery of high quality pain care across a variety of multifaceted clinical contexts. The MSc has been developed as a result of close partnership and collaboration with a variety of health service providers, including pain experts.
The American Society Pain Management Nursing (ASPMN) has awarded international affiliate to this programme. The Irish Pain Society (Chapter IASP) has provided a scholarship for the student with the highest academic achievement.
Who is the programme for?
This programme is for health care professionals who wish to provide the highest quality of care by deepening and broadening their knowledge base in the field of pain management across communities. The MSc Advanced Pain Management programme builds on appropriate undergraduate level study to progress the student's power of understanding for becoming more effectively, skilfully and humanely engaged in pain practice across a variety of complex environments.
Aims of the Programme
• Foster leadership in pain practice.
• Enable practitioners develop their skills not just of emerging scholarship within the field of pain management but also of the wider academic, technological and intricate environments in which pain care takes place.
What will I learn?
You will develop a sophisticated questioning approach and practical experience of the scientific method in the context of diagnostic challenges pertinent to acute, chronic and cancer pain and pain survivorship.
How will I benefit?
This programme will support individuals who wish to make pain care an advanced part of their portfolio and in addition, plot their career development across various trajectories of care.