Online Course
Understanding Chronic Pain and Health Challenges in Children
Become knowledgeable in the underlying factors that contribute to a child's chronic pain

1-1.5 hours

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Tracy Prowse
Course instructor

Tracy is a child and adolescent health physiotherapist, mindfulness teacher, pain practitioner, lecturer and trainer

ReLAB-HS
Course instructor

Learning, Acting and Building for Rehabilitation in Health Systems

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Introduction

Chronic pain can impact many different aspects of a child's life, including their mental and physical health and their school career. Specific factors can affect how an individual responds to pain, including their genetics, personality traits and physical, emotional and cognitive loads. Identifying the factors that may be contributing to a child's pain can make treatment more effective. Treatment for chronic pain often focuses on pain science education. This course, the first in a series on pain in children, provides an overview of chronic pain in young people and introduces pain science education.

Aims

This course aims to increase the healthcare practitioner's understanding of pain and factors that may contribute to chronic pain.

Outline

This course is made up of videos, reading, forum posts and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:

  1. Videos
  2. Reading activity
  3. Quiz

Target audience

This course is aimed at rehabilitation professionals, students and assistants including but not limited to Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Therapists, Rehabilitation Doctors, Rehabilitation Nurses, Prosthetists, Orthotists, Psychologists, Audiologists, Dietetics, Social Workers. Community Health Workers, Nurses or Medical Doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.

Practicalities

Hours of Learning - No deadlines are applied to this course and it can be started and completed in your own time according to your personal schedule. We expect the required elements to take around 1-1.5 hours depending on your schedule and learning style. Additionally there are many optional resources provided and if you choose to review these the course could take longer to complete.
Types of Activities - Reading Physiopedia pages, journal articles, book chapters. Watching videos. Attempting quizzes. Participating in an international discussion forum.
Certificates - At the end of the course, when you have completed all of the required elements, you will be able to download a certificate of completion and 1.1 Plus points will be added to your personalised learning dashboard.

Requirements to complete this course

In order to complete this course and receive a course completion certificate plus CEUs/CCUs/CPD points you will need to:

  1. Respect the Plus Community Culture.
  2. Log all the required learning activities as complete (represented by the orange icons!).
  3. Actively and appropriately participate in the course discussions.
  4. Pass a final quiz with a score of 80% or more.
  5. Complete a course evaluation form.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • explain the impact that chronic pain can have on children
  • discuss three factors that can contribute to chronic pain in children
  • describe the four pillars of health and how they may affect a child's ability to deal with chronic pain
  • discuss pain science education and its role as an intervention for chronic pain in children
Featured reviews
This course will upskill your assessment skills/ techniques when interviewing an adolescent or child.
Katherine Kane
Physiotherapist
South Africa