Lesson Overview

Access: 30 days 

Cost: $60.00 NZD 

Includes CPD Certificate

Identifying the type of pain, mechanisms contributing to persistent pain and the influence of psychosocial factors are critical in the diagnostic process, and in selection of appropriate treatment interventions.

In this lesson, we cover:

  • Features of nociceptive, inflammatory and neuropathic pain.
  • Mechanisms of persistent pain, including central sensitisation.
  • Identification of psychosocial factors and management principles.
  • Indications for referral.

Learning Activities:
  • Pre-reading articles (5)
  • Video presentation (28 mins)
  • Quiz

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this lesson you will be able to:

  • Describe the key features of nociceptive, inflammatory, neuropathic pain and central sensitisation.
  • Understand and apply broad management concepts for patients with predominant central sensitisation.
  • List the psychosocial modifiers of diagnosis and management and their relevant screening tools.
  • Understand criteria and pathways for referral of patients with significant psychosocial modifiers.


Study Time:
Approx. 3 hours




Lesson curriculum

  1. 1
    • Welcome

    • How to use this course

    • Copyright Warning Notice

    • About you

  2. 2
    • Manual

    • Pre-Reading

    • Video Presentation

  3. 3
    • Quiz

  4. 4
    • Before you go...