The essential topic area study guides 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.
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Curriculum update (17 April 2023)The FPM Essentials curriculum review has been COMPLETED with ETA module 2 readings now updated.
Reading list index
Module 1: Mechanisms in the biomedical dimension of pain, and on being a scholar
Module 2: Acute pain, and on being a manager/leader
Module 3: Spinal pain, and on being a scholar
Module 4: Problematic substance use, and on being a professional
Module 5: Visceral pain, and on being a collaborator
Module 6: Pain related to cancer, and on being a scholar
Module 7: Headache and orofacial pain, and on being a health advocate
Module 8: Complex regional pain syndrome(s), and on being a communicator
Module 9: Chronic widespread pain, and on being a communicator
Note: Resources located in Learn@ANZCA will require that you your first register before accessing.
FPM training My ePortfolio
The My ePortfolio system allows users to access WBA's, Annual Reviews, PDP and Multi Source Feedback.
FPM Training My ePortfolio [college website]
FPM trainee resources
There are a number of additional resources available for FPM trainees located in Learn@ANZCA. Resources include guidance on how to prepare a clinical case study, pain orientated physical examination (POPE) videos, and fellowship examination reports.
Examination of patients who present with pain issues
Pain medicine curriculum
The current version of curriculum can be accessed below.
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