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The University of Edinburgh: Clinical Management of Pain (Online Learning)

Institution The University of Edinburgh View institution profile
Department School of Clinical Sciences
Study type Taught


This suite of part-time, fully online programmes offers clinical health care professionals a wide range of pain management educational opportunities. With a flexible and broad selection of options, from single courses through to Masters of Science degrees, we offer students the unique opportunity to have direct contact with international students, lecturers, tutors and experts in pain management from across the world, widening students’ understanding of pain in a variety of clinical contexts.

How will I learn?

Each course in the programme consists of themed areas including a blend of:

  • short online lectures

  • practical case studies

  • directed readings

  • podcasts

  • webinars

  • interdisciplinary e-lectures

The interaction between students, clinicians and academics is promoted through facilitated discussion forums, providing the opportunity for collaborative critical discourse and debate of current issues.


Assessments and course tasks are designed to provide students with authentic learning opportunities, and offer the ability to draw on students’ clinical experiences and expertise, regardless of where in the world students are located.

Boost your career

By combining quality pedagogical learning design, exceptional student support and the clinical and academic excellence of the University of Edinburgh, our graduates will acquire the expertise required to boost their career as pain management practitioners.

If you are a healthcare professional with an interest in pain and you wish to pursue quality personal and professional development, then we may well have a programme of study that suits you.

Our programmes are affiliated with the University's Global Health Academy.


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