GradDip Pain Management

Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 60)

This programme addresses pain as a multidimensional and complex phenomenon, requiring effective diagnosis and management based on current knowledge and treatment of pain outcomes.  The challenge for the student, supported by an expert clinical facilitator, will be to make a connection between theoretical pain knowledge and experiential pain knowledge in order to formulate an appropriate balanced treatment plan across a continuum of care, giving due consideration to patient expectations.


Curricular information is subject to change

Full Time option suitable for:

Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. No

The programme is for nurses and midwives and is therefore grounded in the science and practice of pain medicine within various clinical settings.

  • Demonstrate detailed conceptual knowledge and understanding of acute, persistent non-cancer related pain and cancer pain
  • Reflect critically on effective ways of working with and improving care for people in pain, in light of continuing advances in pain theory, research and evidence.
  • Analyse strategies for managing pain interventions based on comprehensive and continual assessment of patient-specific benefits and risks.
  • Explore the various pathways for analgesics across the health care continuum, including the setting of acute, persistent, non-malignant pain and cancer pain.
  • Discover the conceptual bases for the application of a multidisciplinary, biopsychosocial therapeutic model across complex pain scenarios.

GradDip Pain Management (X754) Full Time
EU          fee per year - € 9210
nonEU    fee per year - € 17600

***Fees are subject to change


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Application Fee

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General information about UCD Fees

The following entry routes are available:

Graduate Diploma Pain Management FT (X754)
1 Years
Full Time