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Kursussøgning, efter- og videreuddannelse

Investigations and Management of Headache and Facial Pain

Practical information
Study year 2016/2017
Time
Spring
Programme level Part Time Master
Full Degree Master
ECTS 7,5 ECTS
Course responsible
  • Rigmor Højland Jensen (13-786f6d73757834706b74796b7446786b6d6f75746e346a71)
Henrik Winther Schytz is the course leader.
The course responsible will be updated in September 2016
  • Department of Clinical Medicine
Course number: TEMPXMHD3U

Course content

The course covers the following topics:

  • Neuroimaging
  • Neurophysiology
  • Quantitative sensory testing (QST) and other examination modalities
  • CSF pressure
  • Treatment principles and opportunities for acute and preventive treatment of:
  • Migraine headaches
  • Tension-type headaches
  • trigeminal neuralgia and other cranial neuralgias
  • cluster headaches and other trigeminal autonomic cephalalgias
  • medication-overuse headache
  • Secondary types of headache.

 

The content of the course is structured to develop your understanding of the imaging methods and other laboratory tests that are used in the work-up of primary headache diagnosis or when suspecting a secondary headache condition. We will also cover laboratory tests that may be used to subcategorize primary headaches. The course will describe the treatment principles and strategies for primary headaches and trigeminal neuralgia and other cranial neuralgias. Treatment principles of medication-overuse headache, idiopathic intracranial hypertension and other important secondary headache will also be covered.  Treatment modalities that are covered include non-pharmaceutical, pharmaceutical, neurostimulation and neurosurgical procedures. Novel treatment modalities and future development will also be covered.

The course is organized as a combination of face-face lectures, group work, case studies, and journal clubs provided and supervised by the world leading specialists in the field. As the Master Program is planned as a part time study, a significant part of the work load is required to be carried out as home work with blended learning and the reading of literature in between the modules.  A personal mentor will be appointed to each student and there will be provided possibilities for platform based discussion fora between the students and in relation to their mentors.

Learning outcome

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

Knowledge

  • acquire knowledge and insight into existing and new examination methods, relevance for the individual patient, sources of error and opportunities.

  • gain knowledge on the highest international level about basic and clinical pharmacology, the background for medical treatment and the correct use of medicine for headache patients.

  • review the operative intervention in trigeminal neuralgia and use of neuromodulation for acute and preventive treatment for primary headache types.

     

    Skills:

  • learn how to set an optimal and relevant programme of examination for all the primary and secondary types of headache and facial pain. Consideration will be made for various international healthcare systems and optimal use of available resources.
  • initiate and maintain optimal treatment in the acute phase as well as prevention, and learn how to assess and adjust treatment response over time.
  • assess and critically discuss scientific articles about examinations and treatment.

 

Competencies:

  • optimise diagnostic reports and contribute to the future development and validation of new diagnostic initiatives.
  • perform, initiate and participate in new types of treatment on a scientific basis, to initiate new types of examination
  • help and develop national and international treatment guidelines.

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.

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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 block

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

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 Absalon 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 60
Preparation 50
Lectures 25
Study Groups 20
Guidance 5
Class Exercises 10
Exam 35
English 205

Exam (Exam in Investigations and Management)

Type of assessment

Written examination, 72 hours
The student will write a 5 pages essay/report based on a given case. The essay/report should illustrate an insight into the optimal diagnostic strategies, relevant examinations, treatments and 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 a detailed knowledge and insight into existing and new examination methods and be able to explain the relevance for the individual patient.

  • demonstrate a detailed knowledge on the highest international level about basic and clinical pharmacology, the background for medicinal treatment and the correct use of medicine for headache patients.

  • discuss the operative intervention in trigeminal neuralgia and use of neuromodulation for acute and preventive treatment for primary headache types.

 

Skills:

  •  demonstrate an optimal and relevant programme of examination for all the primary and secondary types of headache and facial pain.
  •  demonstrate the most optimal general treatment in the acute phase as well as   prevention in primary headache disorders and cranial neuralgias

 

Competencies:

  • optimise diagnostic reports and contribute to the future development and validation of new diagnostic initiatives.
  • initiate and participate in new types of treatment on a scientific basis
  • show how to develop national and international treatment guidelines.

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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