Types of Pain & Pain Pathways

Lists and describes major steps in the historical development of pain concepts and treatment. Discusses the difference between acute and chronic pain. Describes the characteristics of nociceptive, neuropathic, and psychogenic pain. Lists and describes the four components of the pain pathway. Identifies parts of the brain involved in pain processing. Describes the methods and accuracy of measuring pain. Explains sex and gender differences in pain. Discusses the impact of chronic pain on healthcare and dental professional practice.
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Hour 1

  1.      Introduction
  2.      What is Pain?
  3.      Two Main Types of Pain
  4.      Acute Pain
  5.      Chronic Pain
  6.      General Types of Pain

 

Hour 2

  1.      The Pain Pathway
  2.      Nociceptors and Peripheral Nerves
  3.      The Spinothalamic Tract
  4.      Pain is in the Brain
  5.      Descending Pain Control Tracts
  6.      Measuring Pain
  7.      Sex and Gender Pain
  8.      Genes and Pain
  9.      Aging and Pain

 

Learning Objectives

  1. List and describe major steps in the historical development of pain concepts and treatment.
  2. Discuss the difference between acute and chronic pain.
  3. Describe the characteristics of nociceptive, neuropathic, and psychogenic pain.
  4. List and describe the four components of the pain pathway.
  5. Identify parts of the brain involved in pain processing.
  6. Describe the methods and accuracy of measuring pain.
  7. Explain sex and gender differences in pain.
  8. Discuss the impact of chronic pain on healthcare and dental professional practice.
Instructor M. Howard, Ph.D.
Contact Hours: 2
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