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  • Students will learn to recognize the mechanisms of pain present in common clinical pain syndromes.
  • Students will understand the rationale for current-day assessment and treatment of these problems by multiple healthcare disciplines.
  • Students will evaluate the impact of concurrent medical disease upon pain symptoms.

Required Text

Cepeda MS, Cousins MJ, Carr DB. Fast Facts: Chronic Pain. Oxford: Health Press; 2007.


Questions on the material covered in this course will be presented in three multiple-choice examinations given periodically throughout the course. All examinations will be proctored. The first exam counts for 25% of the total course grade. The second exam counts for 25% of the total course grade. The last exam counts for 40% of the total course grade. Participation and attendance will count for the remaining 10% of the total course grade.