School of Health Sciences

Rehabilitation for Pain Management

Completion of this course will enable participants to advance their knowledge and expertise in the management and rehabilitation of patients with acute and chronic musculoskeletal pain conditions.

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Course code PHRS4022
Target students

Registered healthcare professionals, specifically aimed at physiotherapists but would be relevant for any healthcare professional working within this speciality.

Credits 20
Academic level



24 January - 28 February 2022


£944.44 (home students) £2,222.22 (international students)



This course considers:

  • Assessment and triage of patients with acute and chronic musculoskeletal pain conditions;
  • Development of evidence based rehabilitation strategies to manage musculoskeletal pain conditions;
  • Evaluation and management of prognostic indicators in the rehabilitation of patients with chronic musculoskeletal pain conditions;
  • Consideration of National (UK) and International pathways of care in the management of patients with chronic musculoskeletal pain conditions;
  • Completion of this course will enable practitioners to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes to critically appraise and apply to practice the available evidence underpinning the assessment and rehabilitation of people with a range of musculoskeletal pain conditions;
  • Keynote sessions reflect changes to practice, critical evidence and publication of new guidelines.

Course learning outcomes

  • Demonstrate knowledge of neuroanatomy and neurophysiology in relation to understanding the underpinning theories of pain sciences.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of how pain effects muscle function and motor learning and rehabilitation principles and how these can be optimised in patients with musculoskeletal pain conditions.
  • Assessment of relevant exercise and rehabilitation analysis skills and exercise and rehabilitation.
  • Critically evaluate research/literature and local/national guidelines to develop rehabilitation strategies to optimise clinical practice and guide future service provision.
  • Demonstrate awareness and understanding of relevant current guidelines for the management of patients with musculoskeletal pain conditions.
  • Demonstrate effective written and verbal and inter-personal communication strategies by contributing to discussion forums.
  • Critical and reflective practice in analysing personal, professional and educational learning objectives and evaluating their own professional development and practice.

How you will learn

The course offers a range of teaching methods including a mixture of Lecture engagement (live streamed and recorded sessions), online seminars, guided online study, online tutorials, independent learning and clinical skills.

Total student activity: 200 hours


Course dates

24, 31 January 2022  
7,14, 21, 28 February 2022 


Ways to apply for this course

When applying through MyNottingham please search and select ‘Health Sciences – No Award’ and enter the Module Code and Title of your chosen module in the Personal Statement section of the application form.


Study at postgraduate level and add 20 credits to your learning record.



Have a question?

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School of Health Sciences

B236, Medical School
Queen's Medical Centre
Nottingham, NG7 2HA

telephone: +44 (0)115 95 15559