Time: Students can start their studies approximately within a week after enrolling on this course, except July. The estimated time for completing this course is three months. Next start 10.8.2021. 
Place: Xamk Learn – digital learning environment
Extent: 5 ECTS cr
Number of study places: 60
Target group: All that are interested in this subject
Lecturer: South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences lecturer

Credited in degree: Degree Programme in Nursing
Enrolment by: 31.10.2021. This is a nonstop start and students can start their studies approximately within a week after enrolment.
Price: Free of charge

Please notice, that Xamk degree students cannot enrol on OUAS courses.



Learning outcomes:

The student learns how to separate different forms of pain, how to assess the pain by using suitable assessment methods and knows how to choose different treatments variously. The student knows how to apply the knowledge in the patients or clients treatment and rehabilitation.

Contents and methods:

The content consists from 5 topics, from which 1. and 2. are mandatory and the rest three the student can choose from topics 3-5. The topics are: 

  1. The definition of pain (1 course credit, mandatory)
  2. The assessment of pain (2 course credits, mandatory)
  3. The medical treatment of pain (1 course credit)
  4. Non-medicated pain relief (1 course credit)
  5. Chronic pain and pain management (1 course credit).

Assessment: passed/failed

This course is based on the curricula of Xamk's degree programmes and the Finnish credits are fully compatible with the ECTS.

Additional information on enrolment:
Open University of Applied Sciences office, email openstudies@xamk.fi.

Terms of cancellation: 
Cancellation has to be made 14 days before the course starts. Cancellation by email to openstudies@xamk.fi.

You'll receive an invitation by email to this course approx. one week before the course starts.

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