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Academic Year 2018/2019

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course, the student will be able to visit a patient with chronic pain, to identify the different kind of pain therapy (instrumental and pharmacological). 

Course contents


The course is structured to provide the student with notions on the therapy of pain as delineated by the "core curriculum" of the International association for the Study of the Pain (IASP) [" Outline curriculum on pain for medical schools - IASP to hoc Subcommittee on Medical School Courses and Curriculum"(1988) and" Core curriculum for professional education in pain - Task Force On Professional Education, Howard L. Fields, Editor - IASP" (1991)]:

1.   Approach and valuation of the patient with chronic pain

2.   management of chronic neuropathic pain

3.  Multimodal therapy (instumental and farmacological)

5.   therapeutic Cannabis basic concepts for chronic pain


Material and slides provided by the teacher.

Teaching methods

Interactive frontal lessons with PC projection of the didactic material and clinical case movies.
Particular attention will be given to the application of the neurphysiopathology and clinical pharmacology notions in pain therapy.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods:

The class is part of an integrated course. The examination at the end of this class aims to appraise the attainment of the didactic objectives exposed during the lessons according to the program of this particular class. The student will be questioned for verifying the attainment of the didactic objectives by the responsible of the class using a quiz of 10 questions with multiple answer choices, at the end of the cycle of the lessons. The final score is defined, at the end of the test, and expressed out of 30s (i.e. 18/30 the least – 30/30 cum laude the maximum score). This score will be integrated with those of the other classes of the Integrated Course's scores to establish the final result.

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