SCSK 515 Clinical, Ethical, and Neuroscience Aspects of Pain

Katherine Yearwood, MBBS

Pain is an important symptom in medicine but undertreated pain and its management are relatively neglected in medical curricula. This one-credit selective will define pain and introduce it as a public health problem. It will explore the neuroanatomy and neurophysiology of pain, and psychological, sociological, and bioethical aspects of pain. Students will be taught to do pain histories, assess levels of pain and effectiveness of pain relief, and be introduced to treatment options. The course includes visits to Grenada General Hospital and/or geriatric homes and/or rounds with community nurses.