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Pain medicine training: FPM essentials

The essential topic area modules offer a suite of online learning resources that support and complement the curriculum. The resources focus on integrating the Pain Medicine Roles in Practice with the clinical skills and knowledge of the nine essential topic areas and target a set of learning outcomes from the curriculum.

The essential topic areas modules act as a starting point for each topic area and are used in conjunction with private study and discussion forums to help you build proficiency in an area.

Listed below are the readings associated with each module.

Module 1: Mechanisms in the biomedical dimension of pain, and on being a scholar (ETA 3.1)

The following learning module readings highlight the relationship between the clinician role and the scholar role of the pain medicine roles-in-practice.


Essential reading

Further reading

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Module 2: Acute pain, and on being a manager/leader (ETA 3.2)

The following learning module readings highlight the relationship between the clinician role and the scholar role of the pain medicine roles-in-practice.


Essential reading

Further reading

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Module 3: Spinal pain, and on being a scholar (ETA 3.3)

The following learning module readings highlight the relationship between the clinician role and the scholar role of the pain medicine roles-in-practice.


Essential reading

Further reading

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Module 4: Problematic substance use, and on being a professional (ETA 3.4)

The following learning module readings highlight the relationship between the clinician role and the scholar role of the pain medicine roles-in-practice.


Essential reading

Further reading

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Module 5: Visceral pain, and on being a collaborator (ETA 3.5)

The following learning module readings highlight the relationship between the clinician role and the scholar role of the pain medicine roles-in-practice.


Essential reading

Further reading

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Module 6: Pain related to cancer, and on being a scholar (ETA 3.6)

The following learning module readings highlight the relationship between the clinician role and the scholar role of the pain medicine roles-in-practice.


Essential reading

Further reading

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Module 7: Headache and orofacial pain, and on being a health advocate (ETA 3.7)

The following learning module readings highlight the relationship between the clinician role and the scholar role of the pain medicine roles-in-practice.


Essential reading

Further reading

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Module 8: Complex regional pain syndrome(s), and on being a communicator (ETA 3.8)

The following learning module readings highlight the relationship between the clinician role and the scholar role of the pain medicine roles-in-practice.


Essential reading

Further reading

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Module 9: Chronic widespread pain, and on being a communicator (ETA 3.9)

The following learning module readings highlight the relationship between the clinician role and the scholar role of the pain medicine roles-in-practice.


Essential reading

Further reading

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