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Pathways through Pain
Pathways through Pain
Pathways through Pain

Overview - Pathways Through Pain

The Pathways through pain course has been created to provide practitioners with information on how to support people with pain to self-manage. It aims to help practitioners understand the key steps in the Chronic Persistent Pain Pathway and ways to use them.

It has been developed in conjunction with the experts from the PainSense Team at ADI Health.

By completing this course you will gain a greater understanding of persistent pain, its self-management and increased confidence and awareness in persistent pain management.

Why take The Pathways through pain course?

It can help practitioners in building skills and confidence to support patients’ growing self-management capabilities.

On completion of this course learners will have a better understanding of how to support people with pain to self-manage in key areas:

  • Understanding more about persistent pain
  • Improving fitness and activity
  • Improving goal setting
  • Reducing stress of pain
  • Managing setbacks
  • Guiding the person to relevant local resources for self-management
  • Understanding the key steps in the Chronic Persistent Pain Pathway and ways to use them.
  • Assessing chronic pain and its impact through the patient’s use of four assessment tools
  • Using patient self-assessment information to aid joint management planning
  • Guiding patients into the use of self-management resources
  • Understanding and linking patients to supportive local resources to self- manage in key areas

This course is relevant to anybody involved in pain management.

When you’ve completed this online training you will sit an online test and, once successful, you can download your certificate.

Lesson Plan

The subjects covered in this module include:

  • Defining persistent pain and its impact on health and well-being
  • Person-centred approaches
  • Diagnosis and management aspects
  • Understanding more about self-management
  • GP and primary care role in persistent pain management
  • Introducing the Leeds Map of Medicine Pathway for Chronic Pain
  • Assessing the severity of impact of pain
  • Using four assessment tools
  • More on managing pain


The content of this course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.


On completion of this course you will be able to print a Virtual College certificate.


Approximately 1 - 2 hours. The length of time taken depends entirely on how quickly you can study and absorb the material. The course is self-paced with interactive screens, links to extensive additional resources and multiple components. Your progress will be recorded throughout.

Target Audience

Practitioners with an interest in pain management.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

Cost and Discounts

£50 + VAT (£60 inc. VAT)

For further information or to discuss multiple purchases, please contact ADI Health or telephone 03303211324

How It Works

How it Works

This is an online course which is studied via the Virtual College Learning Management System, Enable. All of the training is taken online. The course is self-paced so you decide how fast or slow the training goes. You can also revisit the training material, even after you have completed the course.

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You can purchase more than 10 courses online, however if you wish to purchase more than 10 courses, and you would like to be invoiced in advance, you can e-mail us on or contact our sales team on 01943 885 085.

Step 3: Take the course

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You will get a better learner experience if you have sound enabled. Most computers come with built-in speakers, but the narration will generally be written in text on the screen for you to read if you don't have sound turned on.

The course is interactive and you may need to click on parts of the screen before you can advance. This will be obvious as the narration and text will tell you what to do or the links will pulse and flash. The system will remember where you left off and take you back there, but you can go over any part of it as many times as you want to and take as long as you want.

You can write your own notes for the course and print them off or simply store them to access later any time you view your course.

When you get to the end, you will be presented with an assessment to check your understanding. Don't worry; in most cases you can take this assessment three times at no extra cost, and we have policies and procedures in place for adding further attempts.

Step 4: Your certificate

You will be able to print your own certificate at the end of the course.

Some courses also include the option of a high-quality posted certificate, for example our Level 2 Food Safety and Hygiene courses.


Bulk discounts

Bulk discounts are available on purchases of 10 or more courses.

If you wish to discuss a large individual order for this course, and/or would like to be invoiced in advance, please call our sales team on 01943 885 085 to make an enquiry.

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