Course What is pain and how should it be measured?

ECTS: 1.2

Course leader: Páll Karlsson

Language: English

Graduate school: Faculty of Health

Graduate program: ClinFO

Course fee: 1,440.00 DKK

Status: Course is open for application

Semester: Fall 2023

Application deadline: 08/10/2023

Start date: 06/11/2023

Administrator: Lena Melchior Villadsen

The course C219/04 What is pain and how should it be measured? is being offered by the Graduate School of Health, Aarhus University, 2023.

Criteria for participation: University degree in medicine, dentistry, nursing, or master’s degree in other fields and/or postgraduate research fellows (PhD students and research-year medical students).

Aim: To give an overview of the physiology and measurement of pain

Learning outcomes: 

  • Learn about the basic neurobiology and physiology of pain
  • Be knowledgeable on methods for evaluation of pain
  • Be knowledgeable on evaluation of psychological factors influencing pain
  • Obtain knowledge on neurophysiological correlates of pain
  • Obtain knowledge on human experimental and animal pain models

Workload: The full workload of the course is expected to be 30 hours

Content: The course will contain lectures about pain physiology, pain psychology and how to measure pain and pain-related disability in for example experimental or clinical pain studies. The lectures will be given by a broad spectrum of specialists from neurology, anaesthesiology, orthopaedic surgery, dentistry, psychology etc.

Instructors: Páll Karlsson, Francesca Fardo, Lene Baad-Hansen, Arthur Courtin, Rud Sørensen, Bente Morre Christensen, Lise Gormsen, Sonja Antic, Flemming Bach, Fernando Exposto, Sif Gylfadóttir, Parisa Gazerani, Alexandra Mitchell, Camilla Deolindo

Venue: Aarhus University Hospital (AUH), Aarhus

Participation in the course is without cost for:

  • PhD students, Health Research Year students and Health Research Honours Programme students from Aarhus University
  • PhD students enrolled at partner universities of the Nordoc collaboration
  • PhD students from other institutions in the open market agreement for PhD courses

Course dates:

  • 06 November 2023 08:00 - 16:00
  • 07 November 2023 08:00 - 16:00