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Kursussøgning, efter- og videreuddannelse

Epidemiology and Diagnosis of Headache and Facial Pain

Practical information
Study year 2016/2017
Time
Autumn
Programme level Part Time Master
Full Degree Master
ECTS 7,5 ECTS
Course responsible
  • Rigmor Højland Jensen (13-776e6c727477336f6a73786a7345776a6c6e74736d336970)
  • Department of Clinical Medicine
Course number: TEMPXMHD1U

Course content

The course covers the following topics :

- Epidemiology
- Headache classification.
- Clinical presentation.
- Primary headache types.
- Painful cranial neuropathies.
- Secondary headache types including acute headaches.
- Headache in children, the elderly and pregnant women.
- Differential diagnoses.
- Societal perspectives and social consequences of headache.
- General health implication and prevention of headache disability.


The content of the course has been chosen and structured to develop your understanding of the epidemiology and global burden of headache as well as diagnosis and clinical features of headache disorders. The course will provide you with an introduction to headache as a collection of complex neurological disorders that impact significantly as a patient and societal burden. Epidemiological studies will be selected for detailed methodological discussions and strengths and limitations will be emphazised.


It will also cover the background for and the organization of the ICHD-3 classification system and its use and applicability in the clinical setting. Headache in children, in the elderly and in relation to hormones and pregnancy will be covered as well as headache in the emergency room as well as the possible differential diagnosis and comorbidities. The complex headache patient will be discussed especially in relation to the variation of secondary headaches.

Learning outcome

On completion of the course, the participants should be able to:

Knowledge

  • gain insight into the International Classification of Headache Disorders and acquire detailed knowledge about the clinical presentation of several headache types and painful cranial neuropathies.
  • acquire knowledge about the most commonly occurring comorbid conditions associated with headache disorders and certain patient categories.
  • gain insight into headache epidemiology, the consequences of headache disorders on an individual and societal level, as well as initiatives for prevention.

 

Skills:

  • learn to make the optimal headache diagnoses,  to use and analyze a headache diary correctly and to assess relevant differential diagnoses for the individual patient.
  • critically assess and discuss scientific articles about epidemiology and social consequences as well as prevention strategies.

 

Competencies:

  • have the opportunity to optimise the diagnostic process, contribute to future revision of the classification system on a scientific basis, initiate new epidemiological studies and develop relevant prevention strategies. 

Recommended prerequisites

Applicants must have master’s or bachelor’s degree within Pharmacy, Medicine, Psychology, Public Health, Nursing, Physical Therapy or the equivalent from a university in or outside of Denmark.

Sign up

N.B. This course has a temporary course code, which will  be revised as soon as the STADS course code is available.

This module can be taken as a single course to external participants who meet the MHD admission requirements.

Education

Master of Headache Disorders

Studyboard

Study board of Medicine

Course type

Part time Master and Diploma courses

Duration

1 semester

Schedulegroup

See Course Programme
First four weeks is a part-time online course with online lessons, discussions and quizzes and self-study activities. It will be followed by a week of full-time lectures, discussions, group work, and exercises in Copenhagen.
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Teaching and learning methods

First four weeks is a part-time online course with online lessons, discussions and quizzes and self-study activities. It will be followed by a week of full-time lectures, discussions, group work, and exercises in Copenhagen.
The teaching methods will include a combination of interactive lectures, group exercises, case studies, journal clubs, essay and computer-based (electronic) learning exercises (WIKIs). Using the KU Canvass platform or similar for upload of learning materials will allow team work for reading, interpreting and discussing selected scientific articles and cases.

Capacity

15-20 participants

Language

English

Literature

See Literature List in Absalon/Canvass

Workload

Category Hours
E-Learning 55
Preparation 60
Lectures 35
Guidance 5
Study Groups 15
Exam 35
English 205

Exam (Exam in Epidemiology and Diagnosis of Headache)

Type of assessment

Written examination, 72 hours
The student will write a 5 page essay/report based on a given case. The essay/report should illustrate an insight into the relevant epidemiology and burden of the chosen headache disorder, the clinical presentation the diagnostic strategies and the possibilities for prevention. Relevant literature should support the essay illustrated by 5-6 articles whereas a complete literature search is not required.

Aid

All aids allowed

Marking scale

7-point grading scale

Criteria for exam assessment

To achieve the maximum grade of 12, the student must be able to:

Knowledge 

  • demonstrate in-depth understanding and  be fully confident with the The International Headache Classification, and the optimal diagnostic process of patients suffering from headache disorders.
  • be fully updated with headache epidemiology, social consequences and can propose and plan relevant preventive strategies
  • be fully updated of the comorbid conditions associated with headache disorders and certain patient categories.


Skills

  • demonstrate in-depth skills into the optimal headache diagnoses,  can use and analyze a headache diary correctly and assess relevant differential diagnoses for the individual patient.
  • demonstrate in-depth skills and insight into scientific articles about epidemiology and social consequences as well as prevention strategies.
     

Competencies

  • optimise the diagnostic process, suggest and contribute to future revision of the classification system on a scientific basis, initiate new epidemiological studies and develop new and relevant prevention strategies.

Censorship form

No external censorship

Exam period

See Exam Plan

Re-exam

A reexamination will be possible if the student fails the first examination.

A new assignment/​examination will be provided and in the same format as in the initial examination.

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