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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - NGR6470

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Current Status: Approved by SCNS - 2012-12-12
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
Comments: to GC 10/31/12. Elective - MS Nursing. GC approved 11/15/12. to USF Sys 11/15/12. to SCNS 11/26/12. Approved eff 1/1/13. Nmbr 6066 approved as 6470

  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    2969 2012-10-12
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Nursing NR 620100020
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Dewel Lindsey 8133969978

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    NGR 6470 Assessment, Radiology, and Psychology of Pain

    Is the course title variable? N
    Is a permit required for registration? N
    Are the credit hours variable? N
    Is this course repeatable?
    If repeatable, how many times? 0

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    3 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) R - Regular
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Assmt, Rad, and Psy of Pain
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    B - Face-to-face and online (separate sections) 10



    Course Description

    Demonstration of theoretical and clinical knowledge needed to make proper assessment of pain based on relevant diagnostic, radiological facts and understand the importance of the psychological aspect of pain for the proper diagnosis and treatment

  3. Justification

    A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.

    Offered as enrichment course (not part of program/concentration/certificate)

    B. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service?

    Lack of pain management specific elective courses

    C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?


    D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)

    Knowledge of specific content area

  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    1. Describe the pain assessment in adult patients

    2. Examine the principles of psychobiology

    3. Describe the pain assessment and measurements of pediatric pain.

    4. Summarize the components of the pain evaluation and health examination across the life span to include physical, mental, developmental and social health.

    5. Understand the relationship between the pain behavior and underlying psychiatric disorders

    6. Demonstrate understanding of behavioral and physiologic response to pain: acute pain model versus adaptation

    7. Understand the concept of addiction under pain management: seeking drugs versus seeking pain relief

    8. Describe placebo effects in pain relief measure and its clinical implications for clinical practice

    9. Understand basics of radiological diagnosis of pain syndrome

    10. Demonstrate the knowledge of radiology basics and able to perform radiological safety procedures in compliance with the federal and state guidelines

    B. Learning Outcomes

    1. Correct demonstration of an pain evaluation of adult and pediatric patient.

    2. Describe and demonstrate the principles of psychological aspect of pain evaluation and treatment.

    3. Provide the place of care for the cancer pain patients

    4. Demonstrate the pain evaluation from the cognitive-behavioral consultation.

    5. Understand the consequences of inadequate treatment of the pain

    6. Summarize the concept of addiction under pain management

    7. Understand the radiology safety guidelines

    8. Demonstrate ability to diagnose common pain syndrome based on radiology findings

    9. Understand the implication of placebo effect in pain practice

    C. Major Topics

    Emotions and psychobiology

    2. Cognitive and learning aspects

    3. Psychiatric disorders and pain

    4. Assessment of Chronic and Cancer Pain patients

    5. Pain assessment in adult patients

    6. Measurement and assessment of pediatric pain

    7. Assessment of pain beliefs, coping, and function

    8. The cognitive-behavioral approach to pain management

    9. Failure to assess pain

    10. Pain treatment and Addiction

    11. Fundamental of radiology in making pain diagnosis

    12. Radiology safety when performing pain procedures

    D. Textbooks

    Wall and Melzack’s Textbook of Pain(5th ed.). Elsevier Publishing Company

    2. Pain, Clinical Manual (2nd ed.) McCaffery and Pasero, Mosby

    3. Interventional Pain Management (3rd ed.) S. Waldman. Saunders Elsevier

    4. Physical Diagnosis of Pain (2nd ed.) Waldman, Saunders Elsevier

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy




    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests




    H. Attendance Policy

    Course Attendance at First Class Meeting – Policy for Graduate Students: For structured courses, 6000 and above, the College/Campus Dean will set the first-day class attendance requirement. Check with the College for specific information. This policy is not applicable to courses in the following categories: Educational Outreach, Open University (TV), FEEDS Program, Community Experiential Learning (CEL), Cooperative Education Training, and courses that do not have regularly scheduled meeting days/times (such as, directed reading/research or study, individual research, thesis, dissertation, internship, practica, etc.). Students are responsible for dropping undesired courses in these categories by the 5th day of classes to avoid fee liability and academic penalty. (See USF Regulation – Registration - 4.0101,

    Attendance Policy for the Observance of Religious Days by Students: In accordance with Sections 1006.53 and 1001.74(10)(g) Florida Statutes and Board of Governors Regulation 6C-6.0115, the University of South Florida (University/USF) has established the following policy regarding religious observances: (

    In the event of an emergency, it may be necessary for USF to suspend normal operations. During this time, USF may opt to continue delivery of instruction through methods that include but are not limited to: Blackboard, Elluminate, Skype, and email messaging and/or an alternate schedule. It’s the responsibility of the student to monitor Blackboard site for each class for course specific communication, and the main USF, College, and department websites, emails, and MoBull messages for important general information.

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    J. Program This Course Supports


  5. Course Concurrence Information

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