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Pain and Analgesia

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Course Director: Vahn Lewis, Pharm.D., Ph.D.

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Course Description

This course will educate the student in the first nine objectives of the Core Curriculum for Professional Education in Pain (2nd Ed.) from the International Association for the Study of Pain. Topics included will be anatomy, physiology and pharmacology of pain transmission and modulation; pain measurement in humans; psychosocial aspects of pain; general principles of pain evaluation and management; pain studies; drug treatment for pain; opiates, anti-inflammatory agents and other agents. Six other topics will be selected from the objectives based on class composition. Students will be provided with the opportunity to study an additional objective based on their interests. This is one credit hour course but students wishing to train in additional areas may obtain an additional hour of credit for doing so.


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