Skip to content

Introducing Health Sciences: The Pain Clinic: Track 1

Featuring: Video Video Audio Audio

We are all likely to experience pain at some stage in our lives. But, how do you deal with constant, chronic pain? Learning to manage severe pain on a daily basis takes a phenomenal amount of mental and physical strength. The 7 video tracks in this album introduce patients and doctors at the Royal Free Hospital's Pain Clinic and the Real Health Institute in London. They explore the causes of pain, the changes it brings to the lives of sufferers and the ways in which drugs, surgery, physiotherapy and cognitive therapies can help control it. This material forms part of The Open University course SDK125 Introducing health sciences: a case study approach.

By: The iTunes U team (Programme and web teams)

  • Duration 50 mins
  • Updated Monday 8th March 2010
  • Introductory level
  • Posted under Health
Share on Google Plus Share on LinkedIn View article Comments
Print

Track 1: Introducing Health Sciences: The Pain Clinic

A short introduction to this album


© The Open University 2009


Tracks in this podcast:

Track   Title Description
1 Introducing Health Sciences: The Pain Clinic    A short introduction to this album Play now Introducing Health Sciences: The Pain Clinic
2 Gate Control Theory    Doctors and patients at the Royal Free Hospital's Pain Clinic and at the Real Health Institute explain how chronic pain works Play now Gate Control Theory
3 The Real Health Institute    A group of 8 patients on a four week course at a specialist pain clinic in London. Play now The Real Health Institute
4 Controlling Pain Through Medication    A doctor at the Royal Free Hospital's Pain Clinic performs a procedure and explains how medication can help alleviate pain. Play now Controlling Pain Through Medication
5 Effects of Chronic Pain    Patients talk about about the treatments they've had and doctors describe the psychological and physical effects of serious injury. Play now Effects of Chronic Pain
6 Beating Body Pain    How physiotherapy can deal with fear of using the body. Understanding the neurology behind pain pathways. Play now Beating Body Pain
7 The Psychology of Pain    A psychologist at the Real Health Institute explains how they use pain processing psychology in their practice. Play now The Psychology of Pain
8 Coping with Permanent Pain    Doctors and patients discuss the results they have obtained and explain how to deal with irreparable conditions. Play now Coping with Permanent Pain

Copyright information

Tags, Ratings and Social Bookmarking

Ratings

Share

Reload rating

Be the first to post a comment

Leave a comment
Sign in or create your OpenLearn account to join the discussion.

We invite you to discuss this subject, but remember this is a public forum.
Please be polite, and avoid your passions turning into contempt for others. We may delete posts that are rude or aggressive; or edit posts containing contact details or links to other websites.

Other content you may like

Health, Sports & Psychology 

Introducing Health Sciences: Paramedics

Traumatic injury causes millions of deaths and disabilities globally and cases are rising as road traffic increases. This album features a real-life simulation of the aftermath of a car crash and reveals the crucial steps paramedics must take to tend to the injured driver and get him into the ambulance. It shows the importance of the Platinum Ten Minutes and the Golden Hour, key concepts which the ambulance services follow when dealing with life-threatening conditions. This material forms part of The Open University course SDK125 Introducing health sciences: a case study approach.

Audio
15 mins

Health, Sports & Psychology 

Introducing Health Sciences: COPD

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder (COPD) is an extremely debilitating disease. For the sufferer, everyday activities become impossible - from walking to the shops, to cleaning their teeth - because they can't get enough oxygen into their lungs. The 4 video tracks on this album look at the possible causes of COPD, how it is diagnosed, and the inspirational stories of people dealing with the disease. This material forms part of The Open University course SDK125, Introducing health sciences: a case study approach

Audio
30 mins

Health, Sports & Psychology 

Introducing Health Sciences: Trauma, Repair and Recovery

Traumatic injury causes millions of deaths and disabilities globally. How does the body react to tissue damage and what are the psychological effects of injury? The six video tracks in this album present a range of powerful and moving case studies and show how access to emergency and longer-term care can help. We find out how falls affect the elderly, what injuries motorcycle accidents can cause, and how a victim of the 2005 London underground bombings has learned to cope with mental trauma. This material forms part of The Open University course SDK125 Introducing health sciences: a case study approach.

Audio
35 mins

Health, Sports & Psychology 

Introducing Health Sciences: Visual Impairment

Partial or total loss of sight affects millions of people worldwide. Many cases are preventable or curable, but simple interventions are not available in some poorer countries. The 15 video tracks in this album explore the impact of visual impairment and corrective treatments. Derek Child explains how he learned to adapt to losing his sight and the training that helps him stay mobile and independent. Experts from Contamac reveal the science behind lens production. The Good Health Train brings basic health care to poor communities in rural South Africa, where locals live without access to treatments for common problems like cataract surgery. This material forms part of The Open University course SDK125 Introducing health sciences: a case study approach.

Audio
1 hr

Science, Maths & Technology 

Tackling noise pollution

Noise is one of the forms of pollution that characterises industrial societies. Many forms of noise in the urban environment, including traffic and aircraft noise, can cause significant harm in varying degrees. So just how much noise are you exposed to? The tracks in this album explain the measurement and control of noise and look at how motor engineers and road researchers are trying to cut down on noise pollution from transport. Lastly, two audio tracks featuring Dr Shahram Taherzadeh and Dr Suresh Nesaratnam explore the issues arising from the case studies and provide an overview of course. This material forms part of The Open University course T210 Environmental control and public health.

Audio
40 mins
Ever Wondered About... Cheese? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Production team article icon

Health, Sports & Psychology 

Ever Wondered About... Cheese?

Fascinating facts about cheese and cheeses

Article
Kevin M : 'A Time to Live' - Extended Interview Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University video icon

Health, Sports & Psychology 

Kevin M : 'A Time to Live' - Extended Interview

Kevin M, featured on the co-production 'A Time to Live', discusses his experiences of being diagnosed with a terminal illness. 

Video
15 mins
Meet Anna Ford Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission article icon

Health, Sports & Psychology 

Meet Anna Ford

Meet Anna Ford, our guide through The Other Medicine.

Article
The Parkinson's problem Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: OU article icon

Health, Sports & Psychology 

The Parkinson's problem

Biochemist Birgit Liss is investigating the causes of Parkinson's Disease in the hope of finding a cure.

Article