Please select any of the following buttons to view further information related to this learning resource.
the physiological process by which never stimuli that are potentially damaging are detected and transmitted to the brain where they may be interpreted as pain.
the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) define pain as: “An unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage, or described in terms of such damage”.
the process by which the brain interprets nerve signals as pain.
the process by which potentially painful sensations stimulate specialised nerves or nociceptors.
the process by which nerve signals are conducted from the peripheral receptors to the brain.
This resource was developed by:
Content author: Nick Allcock
Project mentor: Heather Wharrad
Project developers: Liz Hilton, Mitesh Patel
Repurposed by: Amanda Hill, Gill Langmack and Michael Taylor
All Learning Objects developed by the University of Nottingham School of Health Sciences, and their aggregate parts (eg text, animations), are copyright of the School of Health Sciences, University of Nottingham. Learning Objects are available for use under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License and the conditions below.
We much prefer that you use this and other Learning Objects by linking to them on this website as:
- this ensures you're always using the most up-to-date version
- we gain data on usage of the Learning Objects, from access statistics and user feedback forms
Local circumstances, such as network security policies, may constrain your ability to link to external sites, or may impair the usability of our objects. If you're unable to run our Learning Objects 'from source' for these or other reasons, please contact us with a brief explanation of your circumstances and we may provide you with specified Learning Objects as an IMS Content Package.
Modification to adapt Learning Objects to local circumstances is permitted, with the following restrictions:
- The modified version must clearly display the University of Nottingham logo, and the School copyright notice.
- The modified version must not be distributed outside the modifying institution without the express permission of the School.
If you have any queries about our Learning Objects, please contact email@example.com
Please use the attribution below if you wish to refer to our learning objects. If you use Firefox, you can install the useful OpenAttribute add-on to allow you to easily copy and reference these and other materials marked as Creative Commons.
Learning Objects for Healthcare by School of Health Sciences, University of Nottingham is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License.