Pain (Postgraduate Certificate)

University of Limerick

Postgraduate Certificate Online
12 months
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Programme Learning Outcomes of the Pain (Postgraduate Certificate) program offered at University of Limerick are to enable the student to adopt an evidence based approach to the assessment and management of pain and to provide the student with an advanced level of knowledge and clinical reasoning ability about pain


Objectives of the Pain (Postgraduate Certificate) offered at University of Limerick

  • To discuss professional issues relating to the description, classification and ramifications of pain 
  • To examine the different sectors of patients/clients, service providers and models of service, and their differing needs
  • To source, critically appraise and synthesise the most up-to-date research in pain
  • To develop advanced level assessment and identification of appropriate treatment techniques/approaches and strategies in the management of pain
  • To integrate research knowledge with clinical expertise and patient preference to establish the means of providing cost-effective, high quality clinical service in this specialist area
  • Mode of delivery
  • Methods of delivery include classroom based lectures, tutorials and workshops, distance learning and self-directed learning.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Evidence Based Practice
  • Evidence Based Practice (Distance Learning)
  • Independent Learning Module
  • Independent Learning Module
  • Independent Learning Module
  • Independent Learning Module
  • Exercise and Occupation for Health
  • Advances in Rheumatology
  • Pain Management

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines







Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Healthcare clinicians with a professionally and academically accredited BSc Hons (or equivalent) in a health profession.  If you have a query regarding suitability please contact them.

Tuition Fee

Please check with University of Limerick Fees Office for up-to-date information on fees


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Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

Check the official programme website for potential updates.

Pain (Postgraduate Certificate)
University of Limerick


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